the number six, one off from completion, but six years this day, you made me whole
© 2022 Nortina Simmons
*Dedicated to my cousin celebrating her six-year wedding anniversary with her husband today.
**This poem is a katauta (half-poem), a 3-line poem that follows either 5-7-5 or 5-7-7 syllables per line. Considered incomplete, it is usually paired with another katauta to form a sedoka, which acts as a question and answer conversation between two lovers.