Peep Show


Dennis Milam Bensie


Love enters, unasked.


On a hazy Sunday afternoon

The side garden was packed with watchful family and friends

Bearing flowers, cake, and punch.


A wedding,

Not too showy

But triumphant,

A sense of relief and pride,


The gallant pair,

Hot and flushed,

Stand hand in hand

On a little platform at the foot of a tree.


There is no preacher.


The two handsome men get tangled up in their love-talk,

Then they kiss with gaiety.


Husband and husband

Are jubilant.


At last, queer rights.

Two men can marry

And settle down

Despite the sex.

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