Thursday, April 15, 2021

NAPOWRIMO 2021 April 12-14 April 1958

April 1958 


The uniformed Marine, the lace enrobed bride,

pledged love in a somber Lenten church

knowing deployment was calling

for an undeclared war.

The shadow of second widowhood

fleetingly on their minds,

taking joy in the celebratory moments,

watching a toddler dressed in crinolines

center stage on the dance floor

ecstatically declaring “now I have a daddy!”


©2021 Noreen Braman

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