--for Kelli and Tyler
The wedding on the Mayan beach
brings together marriage and marriages.
News says it's dying out,
but you can't tell it by us
dressed in color
standing shoeless in sand.
THE MAN WHO TEACHES LAUGHTER
Laugh even when you don't feel it
is what he says. It sounded so stupid.
I went into the bathroom and cried.
Couldn't do it. No laughter from me.
When I told my wife
I laughed until tears came.
I felt so dumb. It felt so good.