Sunday, February 1, 2015

Wedding Snapshots: Bronx, 1953

Wedding Snapshots: Bronx, 1953

To my dad and my late mom on what would have been their 62nd wedding anniversary

Young, slightly plump bride,
beautiful in her glow.
Groom is smiling, a bit sheepish;
he's had one too many.

In this one
the bride's cousin, all of 12,
sneaks into the bride's sequestered room
with a cocktail.
"You look as if you need it," she says.

Later, after the wedding march:
Relatives gather.
Champagne talks.
The moms survey their guests.

Grand Concourse on a winter's night.
Snow moon lingers.

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