An Unconventional Marriage
Who needs paper to declare what your heart can?
Who needs a ring in place of a loving hand?
Who needs the approval of government or God
when two consenting adults hold the key to true salvation?
Love is the salvation that unlocks our potential,
marriage merely confines it to one form.
But if I were to ever conform,
I would do it for you.
The thought of your mother who showed me kindness
becoming my mother, in law...
The thought of you in a beautiful white dress
declaring your love for me
and me for you...
is enough for me to dismiss
my beliefs as something old,
and embrace something new
Our hearts will not get paper cuts from crinkled paper,
Our fingers will not grow cold as metal constricts us,
and our love will not culminate in marriage
but instead use it as a tunnel, a vehicle,
a mode of transport to romantic destination
as we take the wheel hand in hand
and steer it to the direction that we choose.
Defying society's conventions,
Defying all that said this couldn't happen,
even ourselves in our worst moments.
Truly being in love.
Not a verbatim vow of servitude
or the ownership of one's soul.
But the promise to always love,
and always be.
To express all and feel all,
to invent, create and innovate.
But most of all, to be us.
To be us authentically
and to authentically be.