Love and Marriage


Love: an endorphin delight,

merriest obsession of all.

Sequestered in a sacred room,

cushioned from the world, cozy,

a euphoric cocoon.


Marriage: another matter.

When ululating cries of joy can no longer be heard,

a metamorphosis unfolds

melding you and me into we.

The path is tangled and obscure.

We Hansel and Gretel our way along,

searching for a psychedelic dream

where the ordinary becomes extraordinary

and the moment of love lasts to the crack of doom.