Mexican Wedding Poem
He looks for her from the water’s edge.
She rows down a green river,
wears a purple dress and turquoise leaves.
In the bow,
a basket of strawberries
and warm bread wrapped
in a towel embroidered with poinsettias.
Yellow poppies spill over.
As her foot leaves the boat—
The red ribbon in her hair
flies in the air like a cardinal.
but before it reaches the shore—
she closes her eyes
Maria Garcia Teutsch