After their intimacy moments, the persona or speaker likes it when expressing her love by kissing the permanent tattoos, which in this case represents the man himself. She adores the tattoos so much, in the fourth sentence, because no matter what happens between the two of them, the tattoos will remain unchanged until seared to ashes. After this line, the speaker say, such permanence is terrifying, reason being that, she is aware that the tattoos will always be there permanently, however, his love for her cannot be permanently promising as much as the tattoos can. This explains why she touches them in dark, that is, so her fears may never be noticed when she is comparing his lover’s tattoos to their relationship. Nevertheless, she keeps trying to at least make their relationship permanent just like the tattoos by regularly touching them.
The title of the poem, “First Poem for You”, is an evidence that it was the first time she felt secure enough to express her desires in their relationship. This desires and wants are that their relationship should be adorable and long lasting just like his body tattoos. She is able to describe her intense love connection though touch and memory. Her words reveals the desire she has for this tattooed lover. The tattoos are less terrifying than the man, for they are permanent and will never change. But his love for her can change, for either better or