It's happening. Right now. In California. The fall of our society.
People of the same sex are getting married.
Listen. Listen hard. You'll hear something: The fabric of our world ripping apart.
Can you hear it? Listen again. Just below the clinking of the champagne glasses. It's there. I know it.
Maybe it's beneath the speeches and the well-wishes and the congratulations. Keep listening.
Maybe it's beneath the laughter.
Our lives are being torn apart, I know it! Keep listening.
No, that's not it. That's kissing. You can't tell kissing from the upending of everything our country stands for? Boob.
Listen harder. Listen past the sound of children knowing that their parent's bond is now legal and binding. Listen past the sound of couples being granted their rights. Listen, dammit!
It's there, beneath the words of ministers and justices and officiants, beneath the pledges of love.
If only people would stop clapping, I know we could hear it better.