Like Eagles Soar
From the mansion
green lawn stretched unbroken to the salty strait, save for a solitary
tall enough to shade the couple taking vows,
a newly ordained officiant,
ring-bearing best man and bridesmaid, wearing near-formality
and the couple’s love for all things natural.
Leading the party down the aisle
Kabuki dancers in white-face
demanded a pause
as they entertained through a transition from strict tradition
to free expression
to the wind.
As the rings passed from bearers to fingers of bride and groom
West and East
soared above and crossed paths
before the eyes of astonished beholders,
to this and every couple who understand
of the wild.