Mother of the Bride

“Are you free on this date, Mum?”
She sprung it on me thus.
“Save the date!” She texted me.
“But please don’t make a fuss.”

I’m going to be a mum-in-law,
much sooner than I thought.
The big day is three months away,
and my dress is far too taut.

I’ll have to start my diet now
and stop eating big meals.
A shame; I’ve grown quite fond of them.
More salad, now, I feels.

It didn’t even cross my mind,
not even a little, “maybe”
Do you think that I should ask…
“Are you going to have a baby?”?

I’m sure she’s not, for they just got
a gorgeous little pup.
I wonder if they’ve mentioned her
in their legal pre-nup.

Perhaps I’m thinking far too much
about their biggest day.
I’ll just relax until it’s time
to give my girl away.

“No mayonnaise, thank you.”


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