A Wedding Proposal

A Wedding Proposal

We don’t have to dress up
In expensive
$5,000 disposable lace
Or 10-piece tuxedos.
Every guest will be urged
To arrive comfortably.
The guest list itself
Won’t be too long,
And the dock where
Two yachts are waiting
Will only be full of
Those who really care.
Your friends and family
And my friends and family
Will separate with us
Into the ships representing
Yours and mine, and
I’ll kiss you before we go.
The ships will sail out
A few miles, maybe to
International waters, and
Then after parallel receptions
The ships will converge.
Close enough to set a
Gangplank from one to the
Other, after they anchored.
Our loved ones will watch
As the priest hoists up
And we walk to meet.

And there we will be.

I’ll be taking your
Fourth name.

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