Treasure Island

Leo Yankevich

(October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvani)

Poems of Leo Yankevich

1. A December Wish 2/11/2008
2. A Hater Learns About Love 7/27/2010
3. A Hundred Since the First 8/15/2014
4. A Plurality of Worlds 3/13/2011
5. A Tiny Glow 9/20/2004
6. A Warning to Dissidents 3/6/2006
7. After 20 Years of Marriage 5/12/2009
8. After the Expulsions 7/27/2010
9. After the Old Masters 2/7/2009
10. Ah, Love 2/6/2009
11. An Autumn Evening 12/26/2007
12. Angel 1/28/2013
13. Apollo’s Archaic Torso 5/4/2008
14. Ark 6/23/2013
15. At a Suicide’s Grave(1869-1897) 8/13/2009
16. Babcia 4/10/2011
17. Barcelona,1936 2/12/2008
18. Baroque Nativity Scene 3/13/2011
19. Beast 4/10/2011
20. Beasts 3/10/2013

A Warning to Dissidents

Yes, pretty soon now they’ll be at your door.
They’ve orders and a warrant after all.
It doesn’t matter. You’ll be on the floor,
your wife and children having watched you fall.

Just then you’ll notice fallen scraps and crumbs,
the beauty of your startled wife’s pale feet,
the Celtic Crosses on your daughter’s thumbs,
the food above that you will never eat.

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