MAYHEM - Issue Four

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Melody Wilkinson

Will you marry me in Marina

Will you marry me in the sand
                      in the dirt.
Engraved in the mud

Will you marry me in the rain
          running scared
          in
          soaked jeans
          and
          a useless purple hoodie

Will you exchange vows in the sticks
          with stones.

Can we get a pastor to preside in the blinding dark
          that hides trenches
          and jellyfish guilt

Can we exchange chamber rings in the wind
          with knotted hair.

Will we honeymoon in Normandy
          or Omaha.
          Spend every morning
          combing for shells

Will you marry me in burning logs.
                     on the crumbling cliffs of sand dunes
                     in Fort Ord

Will you marry me in dead windows on decomposing buildings.
          before they blow away?

Contributor's Note
Melody Wilkinson is an RN BSN graduated Suma Cum Laude from Regis University in Denver CO where she grew up. She is currently writing a blog with the only goal to make people laugh. She received the Sam Barnes Award for excellence at Waikato University for her screenplay.