Bond of Union
(After: M.C. Escher)
Joined by a seamless bond, yet each distinct,
The artist and his wife appear, (stylised
In three dimensional transparency
Pre-dating holographic imagery),
Linked at both brow and neck; the spiral band
Binds them more closely than gold wedding-rings.
“We form a perfect unity of two
That nothing can divorce”, their portrait says.
This graphic symbol of uxorious
Affinity depicts an ideal love
Of kindred spirits sharing life’s concerns
So congruently that both live as one.
We cannot all lay claim to such a state of grace;
For some of us a sadder fate has taken place.