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Prenuptial Sonnet by Jay Liveson
published in Volume 4, Issue 2 on November 10th, 1997

How do I love thee? Let me count and weigh
My tangible possessions, all my fixed
And liquid assets, my properties, my stocks--
My precious--as we near our wedding day.
For whereas it is my desire, my love
To share both nuptial and prenuptial vows,
They're covenants between a fundless spouse
And wealthy groom. In consideration of
These assets, they'll be deemed "My Property."
For though my love can scale adversity,
it too can wane--all love is wont to cease.
And though it can be deep and vast as seas
Your gentle hand will ne'er possess what's mine.
So be my own--but sign the dotted line.

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