Americans marrying abroad have to complete a number of forms:
Chief among them a contract
Defining marriage itself,
A holy writ designed to stem the flow of nature.
For while marrying abroad is considered a paean to order—
The primacy of an almighty creator,
And the nature of things—,
Truly, streams run inexorably toward chaos
Precursors to renewal;
Hidden and debased by the pragmatic concerns
Of the deluded American.