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Contemplating Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

10.12.16 Posted in today's words by

Frieda Landau’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Beginning of Forever” (August 2016)  

Contemplating Gainsborough’s Blue Boy
By Frieda Landau

Little Boy Blue . . .
so safe and snug,
wrapped in the smug convention
that hides the fetid stench of
depredation and despair.

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