I was married once
For thirteen years I played the part
Of a beloved groom
In love?
It is said,
“The role of love in marriage
Is a relatively new occurrence
It grew out of convenience
To document legitimacy of offspring,
Obtain the most powerful in-laws
To make family alliances,
And expand the family labor workforce”

I was married once
For thirteen years I was in love
With another woman
The girl who first made my heart beat
And provided me a pulse
She’s passed away
But I can sometimes see her
And smell her and I will
Always dive into her

I was married once
For thirteen years I had no idea
Who I was
I didn’t know I was suppose to love myself
My bride went to hide
And being her groom I went to seek
Only to find the stresses of seating charts
And picking the right photographer
Were marketing designed
For your dopamine system

I was married once
For thirteen years
I gave no thought
To what happened after the credit cards
Maxed out
And the flowers that matched the dresses
Had wilted
I finally ceased operating as a dunce

I was married once