By: Katelin R.
Only a handful of moments I remember
Soraya and I dressed in green.
I wore a suit.
Soraya a veiled long-sleeved dress.
Soraya and I cast only sideway glances at each other.
We said our oaths, signed certificates.
I remember walking, now in my tuxedo,
Soraya a veiled pari in white.
As we inched along the wedding song blared.
They gave us a mirror,
Threw a veil over our heads,
So we'd be alone,
To gaze at each other.
I whispered to her
That I loved her.
Blush bloomed on her cheeks.
Smiling, I remember men dancing,
Spinning faster with the feverish tempo.
Had Hassan married?
Whose face had he seen in the mirror?
Whose hands had he held?
Soraya and I lay together that night.
Of a woman.