Treasure Island

David McLansky

(5/24/1944 / New York City)

Riff For Gajanan Mishra


Oh Empress with your haughty brow
Your lips compress with a slight scowl
Each eye looks to read your will
But you stand erect poised and still;

YOUR FINGER TIPS have dragon nails
Your brocade robe stitched with pearls
You stand a statue, proud and regal
A prisoner of your humble people

Submitted: Saturday, March 01, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 06, 2014

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