Friday, October 16, 2015

Richard Schnap - Two Poems

And The Winner Is

He sometimes felt
He was just a character
In someone else’s film

Acting a role
Set down in a script
By an unseen hand

For the story of his life
Seemed to mimic those
He’d see on TV

Especially the ones
Said to be based
On real events

But maybe he was wrong
And the movies he watched
Were modeled after him

Making him believe
That in some strange way
He could never die

Landscape in Grey

I have walked
Down one way streets
That led me to
Sudden dead ends

Where ashen houses
With broken windows
Stood like skulls
In a deserted morgue

And in each one
I found orphans in rags
That could barely
Remember their names

As they filled their veins
With doses of poison
Hoping to forget
Them for good

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.

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