Treasure Island

David McLansky

(5/24/1944 / New York City)

Birthday Wishes


Reply to Certain Birthday Wishes

Words spoken without passions breath
Mocks the receiver as in a jest;
Exchanging mere formality
As substance for sincerity.

Reply 2

Do not mourn for me when I am dead
Neglect me in Death as you did in Life
Forget me when my soul has fled
I abjure you of my daily strife.

Submitted: Monday, May 06, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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