Manzano Mountain Review is an online New Mexico literary journal affiliated with UNM-Valencia.

 My Marriage To Depression Was Arranged

by R.M. Cymber

at the head of the nave,
she says her vows and i
tell her mine
 
i want to tell the priest that
no
i am the body that has been
given up for you
 
hopefully a psychic transfer so
our families don’t know
 
about the handholds parasitic and
questionable on a park bench
at our engagement
 
we go home after the applause and
hold eachother as we
convincingly watch tv
    
R.M. Cymber's work is featured in Burningword Literary Journal, Five:2:One Magazine, and Crack the Spine Literary Magazine. His poem 'Manna' was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize. He is also an editor at River Styx Literary Magazine in St. Louis. Currently, he is writing poetry and short stories.