Seuss Epithalamium


By Jane Benacquista

Everyone silence your cell phones, please,
Here Comes the Bride on Two Brand New Knees!
She’s only ambivalent after a fashion
So says the sister who’s tying the sash on.

Here comes the bride on two brand new knees
(the old ones were rubbish; she’d much rather these)
So says the sister who’s tying the sash on
The sister who has a nice sofa to crash on.

Here comes the bride on two brand new knees
Which allow her to walk down such aisles with ease
The sister who has a nice sofa to crash on
Cites more importanter things than passion.

Though she can walk down store aisles with ease
Sometimes she misses her shabby weak knees
Citing things more important than passion,
Consoles herself while she cleans the bathroom.

Jane Benacquista is a PhD candidate in English. She lives in Tucson with her daughter and a lot of books.

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