In-Laws Aren't Always Good
as You Are
In-laws aren't always good as you
They're dragged along, the unasked friends of love,
outside the universe that two are,
Unsure of where to stay or when to
But you have treated me as if your own;
Quietly, you took your
As parents of us both, and we have known
of a mutual embrace.
Our relationship is like an unplanned child:
The fruit of choices made for other ends.
Yet once the strange,
unwanted one has smiled,
Love quickly rushes in to make
Unchosen, you are nonetheless my choice.
So may we have a
*Mothers/Fathers-in-law are not always as you
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon