A Defense of Marriage

Marriage is the doorway to the second half
of the world, one long learning of what you can’t
do for another person, a shared wrap of yesterdays
woven with small expressions of disappointment yet
each one dyed deep by the hitchhiker’s joy that
someone on the great lonely road stopped to say
hey, why don’t you and I go together? Such happiness
often begins on cicada-laden afternoons in the time
of the year the Sioux call The Moon of Making Fat.

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  1. wynnegraceappears on June 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    John you see the world no other. And it is a glorious and holy seeing.

  2. Diana Trautwein on June 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    ‘one long learning of what you cannot do for the other person. . . ‘ yea and amen. And when we can admit that, somehow it all gets so.much.better. thank you.

    • thebeautifuldue on July 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      It does, doesn’t it, Diana? Thanks for stopping by.

  3. patriciaspreng on July 1, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Here’s to holy fat making = ) Happy Anniversary!

  4. lorisprayercloset on July 1, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I…..Love…..this. Lori

  5. Teresa Evangeline on July 1, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Your poetry keeps getting better and better and that’s saying a lot… beautiful. Happy anniversary.

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