“‘03 Bonnie & Clyde” by Jay Z featuring Beyoncé

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Save the date: I’m finna walk down the aisle to this song. Then that’s literally the whole wedding. Boom. Done. Love is real.

This is the song that  made me wanna dust off my freezer-burned heart and really swoon on someone. Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be? Are you kidding me? A pre-On-The-Run power couple, post-Destiny’s-Child Bey and post-Reasonable-Doubt J crossing the border in matching Tims being super in love and cute as hell? Knowing that life is sin, but you found your universe and everything else kind of shatters or fades into a Tupac-sampled ballad of sex, crime, and Burberry bikinis? Goddamn.

You can have your Boyz II Men, Roberta Flack, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, whatever. This is romance. An ode to that real-life good good.

-Morgan Parker

headshotcropMorgan Parker‘s first collection of poems, Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, was selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize and is forthcoming from Switchback Books in 2015. Recent poems are forthcoming from Tin House, jubilat, and Forklift, Ohio. A graduate of NYU’s Creative Writing MFA program and a Cave Canem fellow, Morgan lives in Brooklyn with her dog Braeburn. She works as a poetry editor for Coconut Magazine and Education Director at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). You can find her at www.morgan-parker.com.

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