Treasure Island

David McLansky

(5/24/1944 / New York City)

Rita


She asked me with her eyes
And mine said no
She asked me with her eyes
Why
And mine answered
No was no
Her eyes threatened
To cry
Mine were sad
And smiled so
Her tears dried hard
On her iron eyes
And with fierce hatred
Her eyes said go
Confused, I got up and
I left
Having never
Ever
Said
Yes
And no was no.

And moving off slow
I wondered
What ever made her
Think to ask
What clearly would not
Be given
Ah, the demands of some women.

Submitted: Monday, March 31, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 31, 2014

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