“The Emissary Arrives … but …” / Memorable Fancies #1686

[“O unpreceded one.” – John Ashbery]

Where is my advance party? Where is the host country’s anthem’d band? Where is the leader’s hand stretched out to greet me as I step off the plane? Yes, there are troops with rifles at port arms, but no flags, no bands. The rifles are raised…

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