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Toast to the Wedding

Our champagne toast
to Jamie and Steve!
Planets rising to the top
of their own geography.
How beautiful Jamie is!
A toast to creation
for its amethyst!
The landfall of morning.
A toast to the man
acknowledging his guests,
a calligraphy of goodness!
A toast to caring hearts
who sit before crystal and spices,
and the carefully chosen blossoms
of vases.

A toast to destiny
for its loving kindness.
A toast to life,
interesting life,
and to love and courage
in its making.
for better or worse
the roads it created
down which Jamie and Stevie
a toast that they find their own,
a toast to love,
and the sun on rising,
and a prayer
for their safeguarding.

Published inIndex of all Poems