The question of the title is not rhetorical. The kiss is one of the vehicles to supercede one’s one material existence and attempt the ultimate, which is the submersion into another body, thus abolishing one’s own existence.
The two lovers embrace and they momentarily forget their fatal destiny. Cold as the marble they inhabit. They embrace, but they stay apart.
The man wears a crown of vines, and the woman flowers in her hair. They are oblivious to the fact that they are on the edge. They are content and harmonious.
A kiss may last for fractions of a second, but then also for centuries.
The couple embrace almost in depseration. Their bodies touch and tangle. There is no time to waste. Passion overflows the carnal vessels.
And when two lovers woo,
They still say I love you
On that you can rely…
No matter what the future brings,
As time goes by.
And time goes by and before you know it, you feel the cold wind on your back and the dark shadow enveloping you, and you embrace the beloved one, and you seek in her mouth the taste of youth and the aroma of ever lasting passion.