wedding vows

wedding vows
a ring
on the finger
toss the rice
toss the confetti
dance to your song
cut the cake
the hava nagila
the tarantella
the alley cat
first the left foot
then the right
forever forever
sounds so much longer
than it ever is

other plans

light filters in
this new morning
after wind after rain
the night before
I put aside the book
I was reading
and try to rise
but the cat
firmly anchored
in my lap
refuses to let me go
ah life
like this cat
has other plans
for me