She did not kiss as we were too close to her parents’ place
And the second time didn’t feel like it as she preferred to talk,
There was a third time and it did not happen either :
I knew then more frustrating manners of losing time, but
Going to the movies was a novel way masquerading as fun.
And I still remember having thought that you couldn’t
Have sci-fi films without corridors – lots of them –
Where lost or battling astronauts managed also never to kiss.
Image credit : Halston