Poem Not to Be Read at Your Wedding  

julietofverona 44M/44F
178 posts
12/17/2005 6:27 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Poem Not to Be Read at Your Wedding


You ask me for a poem about love
in lieu of a wedding present, trying to save me
money. For three nights I've lain under
glow-in-the-dark stars I've stuck to the ceiling
over my bed. I've listened to the songs
of the galaxy. Well, Carmen, I would rather
give you your third set of steak knives
than tell you what I know. Let me find you
some other store-bought present. Don't
make me warn you of stars, how they see us
from that distance as miniature and unbreakable,
from the bride who tops the wedding cake
to the Mary on Pinto dashboards
holding her ripe red heart in her hands.

Beth Ann Fennelly

norprin5 55M

12/18/2005 8:29 am



King Nor XVIII


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