Poetry: Matrimonial

By Monica C. Voskamp

I’m standing at a distance.

You’re on the other side

I see the door in between.

And I hesitate to step inside.

You are patiently waiting

You are calm and certain.

Hurt many times before

Afraid to trust once more

I stand in the entry to you

Watching to see the proof.

You hold your stance strong

You keep your gaze fixed.

The allure of your heart

The beauty of your spirit

Is calling out to me.

I hear you yet I pause

I linger as I watch

The way you are

The way you speak.

The room is full of good

You’ve assured repeatedly.

I finally step into the room

And only then do I realize,

You are doing the same

Giving precious trust to me.

Standing in this room,

I see my choice is you

And you have chose me.

Skin on skin, soul to soul

We share the vulnerable,

We enter matrimonial.

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

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