a saturday pre-wedding poeming



for D and S, on their wedding day 

when the snow piles, let it blanket 
when the sun shimmers, let it burn 
when the winds howl, let them scream 
when the rain comes, let it pour

this earth, this fire, this air, this water 

let it ground with you, both, always 
let it burn through you, both, always 
let it cleanse into you, both always
let it wash over you, both, always 

and may your marriage be the blessing 
that you need, always and ever, 
both and together, separate and meet 
along the path, always, towards peace