[For Clair May, On Our Wedding Anniversary 31st December 2015]
This gone decade, avowed, witnessed, signed,
your white dress, my suit, hung, long-aligned.
Our large shared-bed (often slept-distrait),
is spirit-levelled by deep dream-spates.
Write those pledges (our private conceits):
Words on pillows and cotton-rich sheets.
Marriage slept in a bed of our choice,
Our vows renewed in our sleep-shared voice.