I have read the cards
to foretell our future
a young couple
dressed in complementary
colors, orange and blue,
lift their arms in joy
the rainbow’s promise
full gold cups,
their dancing children,
a country home
in the distance.
It says contentment
and lasting happiness
divinely inspired
of human love,
yet you sit still,
your hand hidden.
I will sew you
an orange coat
with silk lining.