Life’s like that

by Irene Bom

I remember the day Charles and Diana got married
My lover left me that morning and never came back.
As it turns out the royal couple
had no happy-ever-after either
Too mismatched

Life’s like that, life’s like that
It can catch you out
Life’s like that, life’s like that
But we do have our moments

on life’s merry-go-round

I read somewhere the dress took five hours to copy
the dressmakers glued to the TV to trace the design
What did it cost?
Which couple bought it?
Was it happy-ever-after
walking down the aisle?


Not the dress, not the kiss on the balcony
not the photos in the press
What I recall best of all are the slip-ups
in the vows at St Paul’s and my empty flat.



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