The tunnel so dark,
attack my skin
with tiny pitchforks
The corset squeezes,
smothers my breathing
with each commanding tug.
How did I get here?

Light so bright,
focusing my squinted eyes
takes a minute
His hand grips mine,
calms my flutter
as we watch
her walk
How did she get here?

A miracle so ordinary
Still, hers
covers me with fright
and delight
Her tassel leaps
to the other side
everyday mundane
and mystery converge

Whatever may be
after the applause,
may all be wonderful
but let all be well.