the queen

©2023 michael raven

dreading my commanded appearance
in front of the family's tyrant queen
who presses bamboo guilt under
fingernails to extract what she seeks

of course, she has pointed out
time and time again
that my introversion must be
some kind of deviance
but honestly, with all my labors
i just want to be left alone

my wants are, obviously, immaterial
and so, I must go, cross the moat and
hold court with Her Majesty, The Queen

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