Charcoal velvet bow tie
Ebony sequins on gossamer white lace
Gown, tuxedo, mirrored matching white silk heels
Honored guests, ice sculptures, multi-colored bouquets, tuna tartare
Diamonds, platinum, silver, vows as precious as the metals, more so
Witnesses gaping, smiling, chuckling
Wedding night jokes of virginity in white
With red and black translucent negligee, bikini.
Speed-O undies, silk boxers, indescribable wordless gasping
Ecstasy of newly married bliss.
Psychology radically different
Because cohabitation is NOT marriage.
As definite as the “Do Not Disturb”
on the hotel suite door, no one else may trespass.
As the door closes for the two to remain one,
leaving others out in the zoo of other specimens.
Aah, to be wanted above all others
Sealed with a kiss and a vow
Even as the ice sculpture slowly melts.
Dedicated to dear friends John and Jerry who are scheduled for their wedding on April 25, 2015.