Marriage is not
a house or even a tent
 
it is before that, and colder:
 
The edge of the forest, the edge
of the desert
the unpainted stairs
at the back where we squat
outside, eating popcorn
 
where painfully and with wonder
at having survived even
this far
 
we are learning to make fire

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