Wedded Bliss

by Andrea Laws

Section I

he finds the purpose in
capturing courage
placing a slouched diamond under
used lingerie

her words…
stuck between clenched teeth
knowing silence is the
ultimate suicide

too late to breathe with smiles
titles established
indivisible mystery gone by
the beginning of the end

Section II

Dearly beloved
we do not believe we belong
We are gathered here today
To celebrate
a love we are told to have
The joining of
names unfamiliar

In sickness and in health
we will grind our teeth
In good times and in bad
we will forget what was right,
Until death do you part
but won’t remember what was wrong

Section III

bonded spirits now grasp
moments shared rather than
moments alone
normal. accepted. right.

Than – Now
beloved beloved
just as ordinary just as dull
just as written


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Andrea Laws currently resides in Lawrence, KS. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2008, with a BA in English and a BA in Film Studies. Her work has appeared in three compiled books of poetry including: Whispers VII: A Collection of Short Works, Stars in Our Hearts, and International Who's Who in Poetry: 2012 Edition.

Last updated February 18, 2016