the wedding rice

full of promise©papa osmubal

so full of promise©papa osmubal

the wedding rice
alan jefferies

Still eating the wedding rice
months after the big day.
Not that we needed to, mind you,
there was just so much of it,
a year’s supply maybe.

Remember the night we spent
filling tiny sandwich bags,
neatly wrapping each with crisp
yellow ribbon?

It’s not hard to imagine
there’s still a lot of sweetness there,
cooked into these pearly grains of rice
saved from the summer,
so full of promise,
so full of love.

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