Dorothy Surrenders Jessy Randall

Dorothy Surrenders

The witch wrote "Surrender Dorothy"
in the sky with her broom.
Lacking punctuation, she could mean
that the city should surrender Dorothy
or that Dorothy should surrender.

Dorothy surrenders, then,
to all her desires -- she wants
to kiss the men who surround her,
and to get home, and to
slap lions. She is invincible:
Dorothy, the small, and meek

who eventually gets just what she wishes.

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