No Joke

So these two gay dudes walk into a bar

and they meet and hit it off and kiss

and go home together and it turns

into a long-term relationship and

they get married and despite some

troubles once in a while basically

live happily ever after just like the

straight people so they get their happy

fairy-tale ending. No joke.

Copyright 2015

T. Allen Culpepper

Matrimonial Sonnet

So Ryan says, “Your eyes light up my nights

and days like moons and stars in the sky.

I knew right  from the start you’re Mister Right;

your gravity holds me in your orbit, no lie.”


And Rob replies, “Your love warms my soul;

you raise me with your humor as yeast does bread.

It’s only when I’m with you that I’m whole;

the joy you give me’s gone right to my head.”


And both together: “In happiness or in times of trouble,

when we make love, even when we argue,

in health or sickness, when everything turns to rubble

or when dreams come, I love you.”


Surely in a just world it’s miscarriage

if these two men can’t be united in marriage.


Copyright 2013

T. Allen Culpepper