Red-clad brides and white-clad brides
outside luxury shopping centers in central Hanoi.
The wide skirts of their Western wedding dresses
and their photography entourage moving
from one corner of the block to another
following the sunset light.
At a war site along the road,
one bride climbs to a round platform
on top of a bunker built on a hillock.
The whole structure resembling a wedding cake.
She loses her shoe, which the groom promptly rescues,
holding it from the heel.
The photographer dutifully captures the scene.
The bride turns her head to the side and looks at the horizon.