30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Day 3 An Epithalamium

So I tried to write a poem celebrating marriage.  I actually wrote one last year, which I read at a friend's wedding.  I wanted to write a new one though.  Instead, I ended up with a sort of anti-epithalamium.  It just worked out that way.

Not as Domestic as We Thought

Love sets down in a yellow place
a kitchen, Dutch cheese, a glass of beer.

It wipes the stove but leaves a trace
of grease and garlic-scented air.

The cat who settles on the dusty sill
the dog beside the bed

love lights there, or where it will
and wanders off instead.