Poetry by Courtney LeBlanc : Fables & Fairy Tales
Fables & Fairy Tales
I went with my mother, honored tradition
for her sake. I pulled a dress from the rack –
glossy white but with black lace dancing
up the bodice. I loved the contrast, the twist.
I brought my fiancé with us, watched the look
of horror on the saleswoman’s face. I’m not
superstitious, didn’t care what of mine he saw
before the wedding. Ultimately, it didn’t matter –
the dress was discontinued, a basic white chosen
in its place. For the ceremony I chose nothing
blue, nothing old. Maybe if I’d followed
tradition my marriage would have survived.
But I doubt a scrap of blue could have saved
When he remarried, his new bride obeyed
all the rules.
**For more fantastic poetry by Courtney LeBlanc, check out her collection, reviewed by Whitney Roberts Hill, here at Mookychick! Book Review: Beautiful and Full of Monsters