Wedding Season

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Detail of "Il Morticino," a painting by Giuseppe Pellizza. Courtesy of L'art au present/flickr.

Froth of fabric against
boning, structures
of clasp & waist & layers
of cake, tables set
in silver. Cheekbones.
Chair covers. Hush
of an audience standing
up: fabric, again. Clothed
arms, legs, chiffon cinched
at wrists, the brush
of a too-short hem. Rigor
of wood & water & fog
on a harbor & seals with
boats tugging by them.

Meg Stout is a poet whose work has appeared in publications such as Mid-American Review, Barrow Street Journal, and Salt Hill. A graduate of the MFA program at Warren Wilson College, she lives in Midcoast Maine.
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