Orchestra Seats


Thank you for the orchestra seats—
The performance was delightful.
I don't believe I've ever seen
A more engaging Papageno.

And when the Queen of the Night
Tremoloed her discontent,
Pressing Pamina to murder Sarastro,
She gripped us in her thrall.

The Queen seemed fair at first,
Her ladies giving Tamino a magic flute.
But Tamino turned his back on her
When he recognised her cruel intent.


©2018 Michael Fraley




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