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.