helios and perse request the honor of your presence at their daughter’s wedding on aeaea – Marina Cooper

Isn’t it a tragedy a pity a shame

the reason we’re all here today

waiting for the detective to leap on the table like

a Labrador eying the Christmas turkey crying

murder like a Labrador hit

by the screen door slamming on this

slow summer day the crowd

is bored and stomachs

hunger for the promised

red velvet cakes and pomp and champagne

and the groom doesn’t show so the bride

helps herself to a piece

of cake.