The Wedding

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - Prompt #320
"Branching Out"

"The branch can hold many connotations in nature (tree branch), everyday (bank branch), personal (genealogy – family tree, reaching to achieve).
So this week we ask that you make that stretch and “branch out” into this still fledgling year and begin your new (but rekindled) journey into the poetic process. Write a “branch” poem. Even if you just include the word in a line, you’ve satisfied our prompt!"

Branches of two
distinct family
trees came together.
Whether pleased or
adamantly opposed
to being here, where
a wedding was to take
place, they showed up.
Lacy dresses on the 
bride's side, austere–
though clearly expensive
garb–on the groom's.
Music played, guests
danced.  Everyone loosened
up.  Each side thawed out,
and attempted to make
each other's acquaintance.
Branches of two distinct
family trees went out
on a limb.   

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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