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remember, strolling ancient streets
remember, the first moment, seeing
the tower, what a joyous moment to
be in the city of lights only a few days
after our ‘I do’s’, we did, we loved
each turn of the corner, each café
each historied doorway, filled with
wonder we soaked it in, kisses on
the Champs-Elysees, aside the
Seine, the heights of Sacre-Coeur
again, encore, we must go
again

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway

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swiftly on
nearing 8 years
from 8/8/8
my wretched memory
conjures effortlessly
scents of candles, incense
a fitting tux, warm
doors flung open to
her there, bright-as-the-sun
my pounding heart, streaked cheeks

even distance cannot fade this picture
tears and tears come, joyful

those I do’s, hands clasped
at the heart of friends, family
isle of white, the blur of
dancing till 4 am
on the plane to
City of Lights

we will see you again

photos and poem 2016 by DC Lessoway