Thursday, March 28, 2013

Richard Schnap - One Poem

Black Vinyl

He believed that churches should all be burned down
And women were either stupid or mean

As he filled his loft with a thousand recordings
Of punk rock idols who had early deaths

But when he heard the toll of Sunday bells
Or the lilting laughter of a passing girl

He knew he could never collect enough noise
To drown out the echoes of his homeless heart

Richard Schnap is a poet, songwriter and collagist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His poems have most recently appeared locally, nationally and overseas in a variety of print and online publications.

1 comment:

  1. Wow..
    this plumbs so deep.

    That last couplet amazes in its emotional power and insight.

    Daniel Wilcox