black shades for a wedding

Bride:

In sickness and in health
Words he doesn’t own
So tenderly spoken
His soft whispers in my ear
Warm breath on my cheeks
Is this a woven dream?

Then I saw Theresa at the corner
Eyes covered in dark shades
Hasn’t anyone told her?
Or has she forgotten?
Acting as if this wedding
An ending to what could’ve begun

I made the right choice
Evident by everyone’s smile
In this church, I am the happy bride
Nobody’s hurt, I convinced myself
Except, Theresa, who is broken
I can’t, so I’ll cast out my despair

 

Groom:

The papers are signed
It’s official, we’re hitched
Transition is finally complete
She walked in- a happy bride
Now- but now she’s my wife
I am her husband, her whole life

Aren’t I the lucky one?
Obliged to be by her side
Forever and always to hold her hand
In sickness and in health
A duty I will never regret
I love her, always and forever

But there seems to be a tiny spark
A flicker of doubt in those eyes
Breathe, this is quite unsettling
How she’s looking at her, I can’t tell
She’s mine, Theresa, she chose me
She signed the papers, let us be

 

Theresa: 

This is the end, at least mine only
The wedding’s over, I’ll just leave
I’ll slowly slip, better if unnoticed
Thanks to her invitation and a plea
Her happiness bequest a near perish
It’s time for the unannounced exit

But she’s coming over here
Treading back, walking towards me
I don’t have the strength, go back to him
Head the other way ‘cause I can’t
I don’t have a brave mask to wear
In black shades, everything is preserved

Escape, the memories pouring
That look, my system is bombarded
Knees trembling, heart to a collapse beating
Think, damn it! At least blink
She’s not your goddess, but someone else’s
And- she’s here, right in front of me

Now, say something…

 April 11, 2014