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 Brandon Marlon
 Brandon Marlon
by Brandon Marlon  FollowFollow
Brandon Marlon is a writer from Ottawa, Canada. His poetry was awarded the Harry Hoyt Lacey Prize in Poetry (Fall 2015), and has been more in 100+ publications in 20 countries.

I admire how your wine enjambs my chalice;

together we engender abundance.


From nonage to dotage has amity trussed us

with cords durable, not friable,

a lifelong alliance premised upon

mutual troth, harmony, goodwill.


In tandem we endure the oddments

of our odyssey, its vagaries and detours,

obstacles and false starts, transcending

the isolating bourns of the self

to buttress and gusset the other.


We are connoisseurs with refined taste,

perceptively discerning between

the honey of friendship

and the vinegar of estrangement,

sensitive to humankind's innate longing

for connection, attachments

intimate, tensile, everlasting.


Long live the spans bridging lands;

long live the warm, outreaching hands.





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