was once about to walk down
the narrow, anticipating aisle.
She turned to her mother
who was attached to her arm
like an umbilical cord to a belly button:
Mother, this life is not for me.
………………………………………Well darling, let’s go!
So they left the betrothed
waiting at the alter as a life-size
They left guests
whose bodies (it was later found out)
They threw confetti
into the empty courtyard
and drank champagne from the bottle.
The latest news is that Olga is a painter
living in Barcelona. Her newest lover
is an oncologist named Maya.
Her mother is also in Barcelona.
The betrothed and the wedding guests
ended up in a museum.
Kayleigh Campbell is a third year Creative Writing Ph.D candidate at The University of Huddersfield. Her pamphlet Keepsake is with Maytree Press; her work has appeared in the likes of Butcher’s Dog and Ink, Sweat & Tears.
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