Friday, July 10, 2015

Richard Schnap - Two Poems


In the morning she woke
With hope for the new day
A white dress embroidered
With flowers and stars

Then in the mail
Arrived three overdue bills
A grey smock frayed
At its collar and sleeves

Next came a call
From her depressed ex-husband
A blue robe stained
With tiny dark drops

And finally a text
From a man cancelling a date
A black gown riddled
With cigarette burns

Profile In Black

He was raised
By a lost father
And a gullible mother

Attended a school
With identical students
In both dress and cruelty

Worked at jobs
Soliciting strangers
In cage-like cubicles

Married a woman
That changed from a dove
To a ravenous vulture

Wrote many poems
That piled up like leaves
From a burnt forest

Watched the stars
And saw constellations
That no one else could

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 orint and online publications.

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