Written for Laura Butler and Richard Page on the day they married – sadly I forgot to take it with me when I conducted their service.
The butler turned the page and what was unveiled
was a love letter carefully written;
in the ink of the heart that flows forward and long,
narrating the journey of two into one.
The characters entwined in a lengthening line
with spaces marking their breaths,
transitions from friend to lover
then turns to this moment
where vows carefully spoken
bind both together as author
and if the butler should turn the page again
together they will write the story
each naked sheet covered newly adorned with words
the children of vows said today.