Friday, April 22, 2011

Poem: "Royal Wedding"

In Public View

what happened did not occur in public view
—Marie Howe, “Ordinary Time”


Prince William and his bride go shopping.
He is exposing her to the cameras.
He is exposing her to a bomb
this morning, and all mornings they are together, and after.

Sure, you don’t have to be a prince to expose a lover to danger.
A poet will do the same.

It is a dangerous time for a royal wedding.
The police won’t say if they have divers in the Thames.

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