bride of frankenstein rides again
43 years ago right this minute we were
getting ready for wedding #1 nineteen
+heading into 2nd yr. U of T where profs
would call me MISSUS
feminism in infancy along with bride to be
groom my boyfriend from 15 silk chiffon
teal traina dress matching flying nun hat
of my own design
bride to millner:
have u seen the flying nun?
and so on
today groom is in his 3rd marriage with 2 kids
none with me he is happy +independently wealthy
while i returned to proletarian roots +toiled in the
trenches of humanity
parents just happy i didn’t end up a missionary better
a divorcé dad i‘m going to adopt 2 zimbabwean children
shouting match in a walk-in closet ensued + a dowry rapidly
groom’s mother too
great aunts +uncle louie
groom lost a sister
me a brother to cancerinteruptus
not a single friend still married
arranged shtetl marriages not what cracked up to be we went to
hawaii +frisco 19+23 2nd honeymoon to a school house in the
tundra where new husband shared: my first wife asked what about us?
when i said i’d marry u a shouting match+cigarettes ensued but his
timing has been impeccable since
..it is the glue..
poet + numero 2 circa 1990
Oh my timing is impeccable Gerry. It’s the glue.