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Graveside Wedding by Alyssa Pierce

All we needed was an empty graveyard and the knowledge that a thousand love stories lived there. I wore a cream lace dress, cut above the knee. No need for a headpiece. You carried our rings in your front jean pocket. A three-stone sapphire for me, because I've never considered myself a diamond, and a coiled snake for you. We didn't have time to memorize the vows we wrote. The crumpled papers added a sense of permanence to our promises. Our only witnesses were whispers in the wind and faded names on stone. They know how to keep a secret. Even Mother Nature knew this was meant to be. The Cherry Blossoms bloomed just for us.

Alyssa Pierce is a children’s author and blogger from Jersey City, New Jersey. She holds a BA in English from Rutgers University and currently works in elementary education. More of her work can be found at alyssapierce.com.

Accompanying photo by anamontreal


Unbroken Journal Issue 3