Treasure Island

David McLansky

(5/24/1944 / New York City)

The Advantages Of A Pretty Wife


Are far out weighed by social strife,
Cablemen at my front door
Immigrants from distant shores,
Dare to stand in open wonder
Makes me quake with distant thunder;
Verizon trucks parked in my driveway.
Repairmen edging up, and sideways,
I tell them I don’t subscribe their service,
Their hungry looks make me nervous;
And it’s just the same when we go out,
Strangers follow us about
Who eye her body with open joy,
Would I were gay and she a boy;

Submitted: Monday, June 24, 2013
Edited: Monday, June 24, 2013

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