As a wedding gift for my wife and I, friend and best-man, Phil Garland, created the poem (slash metaphor slash sentimental sketch slash whatever it is): Why Bears Eat Flowers. Here is an audio recording from our wedding of Phil reading. Enjoy!
Here is Phil's bio copied from the Raven Book Store site:
Phillip Garland was born and raised in East
Tennessee and educated at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He
currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas and is an MFA Candidate at the
University of Kansas, His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in
Pith Magazine, Volume One Brooklyn, Red Lightbulbs, Map Literary, and