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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress



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Published by Sarita Baker-Brown

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Published by: Sarita Baker-Brown on Mar 07, 2011
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The Wedding Dress
( for Dale)Its a simple thing, slight at the strapless top andSliding down the hips toA graceful line that is representative of so muchMore than AFoundationally secure, broad beamed solidityReaching to a vaulted conclusionThe first thing you learn when you learn to writeWords ,Some of which will form the sentenceThat changed your lifeLikeWill you marryAnd I loveAnd til deathOr some otherUnforseeable catastrophe comes alongTo separate you both(But not in this life, he says, smiling that smile that wins youEvery time)But this dress is layered over with a strongLace, hinting at delicacy but you could hang aWindow from it that will open to a world that youOnce glimpsed but didnt have the guts to
Enter, this shell sloping from the knees to the dippingRight above the heels not a train but notNothing, a statement of freedom to wear sandals, not heels,flowers in your hair, no veil between you and yoursThe tatoo between the angel wings of yourBack exposes the tale of what makesYou tickAnd he is standing there at the front of a room festoonedWith callas or magnolias, green ivy for life and hopeand some guitar playing exnow married to your sister, both tryingNot to cry, singing,grinning like silly goons becauseThey heard you swear, yesYou swore that after all the broken hearted,You would never ever wear a dress like this oneShimmering in joyLooking at the soul of your predeterminedDestinyClothed in the body of a manYou would give your life to;And do.

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Sal Page added this note
Nice to see this again. Keep us updated.
Sal Page added this note
This is so exciting. I had missed somehow the ex and your sister providing the music. Too great!
Phantomimic added this note
Nice Sarita, a window to a new world opens for you, be a bold explorer, congratulations!
Global Villain added this note
sometimes symbols are more powerful than reality Congratulations, both on the writing and the ceremony.
Robin Rule added this note
love the line about the lace hanging a window. (all my windows are laced with see thru pushpins, so i can envision the dress, the poem's metaphor.) and of course, i am so happy for you.
postagedue added this note
some great lines here and an underlying tone of anticipation with the reality of marriage ; shimmer on in love! (not sure why your new stuff does not show up in my feed?)
Carl F Maulbeck added this note
I love the metaphor and allegory of 'strong lace' - "But this dress is layered over with a strong / Lace, hinting at delicacy but you could hang aWindow from it" - excellent, sarita
Sal Page added this note
Is it true?
Steve U added this note
Beautiful....loved the "form the sentence / that changed your life"! Detailed, inter-woven, one of your best!

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