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“Marriage” by Michael Hicks



Marriage


is the past, present,

and future of an intuition.


A procession of candles that stay

lit in the wind.  A catalogue of ways


to tell an attic from a cellar.  

A journal of haze turning to spirit.


A method of staying porous

even as one’s soul turns to crystal.


A resurrection of yourself

into another person.


You take a vow and unfold it

like a tablecloth that keeps unfolding 


into a map of all you ask 

the world to be and to stop being.



This piece was published in 2024 as part of the 13th Annual Mormon Lit Blitz by the Mormon Lit Lab. Sign up for our newsletter for future updates.


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