Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dreams of the Future

The United States Court of Appeals
for the Fourth Circuit
in Richmond Virginia

voted two-to-one
to uphold
the Federal District Court's ruling

that the state's 2006 ban
on same-sex marriage
was invalid.

Virginia counties could begin
issuing marriage licenses
next week.

In practical terms
any romantic fan fiction
involving the Founding Fathers

openly sallying forth
into their lives together
in a new country

with nary
a First Lady in sight

may need only the liberal use
of a time machine

in order
to become plausible canon.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.