by Carol Lynn Pearson

If “A” looks up to “B”
Then by nature of the physical universe
“B” must look down on “A”
Rather like two birds
One on a tree
And one on the ground.

Or so thought Marjorie
Who had always wanted to marry
A man she could look up to
But wondered where that
Would place her
If she did.

Imagine her astonishment
When she met Michael and found
That together they stood
Physics on its head.

You could never
Draw this on paper
For it defies design

But year after year
They lived a strange
That by all known laws
Could not occur:

She looked up to him
And he looked up to her.

Last updated March 27, 2023