John Grey

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CONGRATULATIONS, FOR COMPARISON’S SAKE

It is the time, the year, the place,
when we are most qualified
to shake the groom’s hand
and hug the bride.

The two ahead,
the man and woman following,
will have their moment
to line their experience
as a couple
up against these two just starting out.

But for now,
it’s my wedding day,
honeymoon,
poor but earnest early years
followed by comfortable childless
times of accepting faults,
sharing experiences,
as passion settles into something deeper
for the long haul.

So we say “Congratulations.”
It works both ways.

 

John Grey is an Australian born poet. Recently published in New Plains Review, Rockhurst Review and Spindrift with work upcoming in South Carolina Review, Big Muddy Review, Willow Review and Louisiana Literature.

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