This poem was inspired by a blog post at http://retconpoet.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/for-my-sister-on-her-wedding-day/ .
TO MY LITTLE BROTHER AFTER HIS WEDDING DAY
I should have given you this on your special day,
but until now, almost three months later, the idea didn’t occur to me.
You once proclaimed my brain was the size of a pea so go figure.
That’s water under the bridge—this is about you.
I was proud to watch you say I do for the second time.
It was my pleasure to sing songs that brought you closer
amid heat, humidity, and mosquitoes beneath the Florida sun.
I’m happy to call your new love my sister-in-law and her daughters my nieces.
I only hope you learned from past mistakes,
but if I must make another trip to wherever you are
to sing for a third wedding, I’ll do it
because you’re my brother, and I love you,
and I’ll rent a guitar.