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Wedding Vow

It feels just like an 808
going off inside my bones
Alongside this heart monitor
keeping time with its broken tones
It sounds like our song is playing
down in the emergency room  
Where the atmosphere is sterile
and where the ROSE is off the bloom
 
We said we’d grow old together
Was THAT supposed to be right now?
We’ve held each other through the worst
like it said in our wedding vow
“For better’s” around the corner
or I don’t get the silly joke
Maybe we’ll get lucky once
before both of us up and croak
 
Some would swear we’re a decent pair
with preexisting conditions
Apparently in a contest
Who can collect more physicians
Between your shit and what I got
We’ve got to know this place real well
As the myth of our solid health
seems rather easy to dispel
 
We said we’d grow old together
Was THAT supposed to be right now?
We’ve held each other through the worst
like it said in our wedding vow
“For better’s” around the corner
or I don’t get the silly joke
Maybe we’ll get lucky once
before both of us up and croak
 
We only go when it’s dark out
As late as we possibly can
So our eyes can burn while we wait
for that white coated handyman
The ambiance of the silence
past the janitor dragging broom
It sounds like our song is playing
down in the emergency room
 
We said we’d grow old together
Was THAT supposed to be right now?
We’ve held each other through the worst
like it said in our wedding vow
“For better’s” around the corner
or I don’t get the silly joke
Maybe we’ll get lucky once
before both of us up and croak
Written by herry_the_poet (Christopher Herald)
Published | Edited 20th Jul 2024
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