Monday, 13 October 2014

I wish to propose...

Hurrah! Today it has been announced that the first same-sex marriage ceremonies in Scotland will be held this Hogmanay, with conversions from civil partnership available from 16 December. Now all I need is a partner...

I wrote the following poem almost exactly 22 years ago. Though supremely on-topic, it is now no longer what one might consider "topical". Hurrah!


I wish to propose...


I wish to propose
that we spend a few days,
a few nights,
a few years
together.

I wish to propose
that we live in a haze,
in a fog,
in a mist
together.

I wish to propose
that we save for a ring,
for a rock,
for a home
together.

I wish to propose...
but I can only do that:
propose what we cannot achieve.
Let them see us; let them believe
I wish to propose.

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