David McLansky

Freshman - 747 Points (5/24/1944 / New York City)

The White Ship (25)


(26) China Town

I took my love to China Town
On Pell and Mott we fooled around
I bought my love a steamed pork bun
Sharing it was half the fun.

I took her then to Doyer Street
We got the table window seat
We laughed and ate fried dim sum
Sharing them was half the fun.

Back in the street we laughed a lot
I took her to a noodle shop
We ate a plate of shrimp chow fun
Sharing it was half the fun.

We wandered in a market/store
Descended to the second floor
I bought her tea and Chinese gum
Sharing it was half the fun.

Beef lo mein at old Hong Fat’s
Chop sticks on the New Year mats
Painted lanterns newly hung
Sharing this was half the fun.

In the Year of the Snake
On cobblestones I fed you cake
My fortune read, “You’ll have a son.”
Her fortune read, “A ship will come.”

Submitted: Sunday, March 31, 2013

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