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They look so happy in black and white—

my mother with her short and fitted skirt


and my father, trim and handsome,

escaped from his tux.


They are running to my grandfather’s car,

the one they will crash that evening,


but at this moment, they are still

in innocent bliss, dodging the handfuls of rice


hurled at them by friends.

They are out of focus, a blur of joy,


running hand in hand right off

the ragged-edged pages toward


that aqua blue Ford convertible

and all the other colors life has to throw them.

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