Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Bad News For Bunny

The bad news is
you’re not one of
God’s little ponies
or an old hit
on the radio.
 
You’ll never be
a clever trick
that they drag out
at parties.
 
The sun will never
come from you.
 
I’m sorry that I have
to be the one
to tell you,
but it’s a short ride
and it’s a fast one.
 
For those of you
with aspirations —
aspire. But you,
 
you the one in the back
looking decidedly
sick at heart:
 
that feeling that you’re feeling
is right on the money.
 
You’ll never be one
of Heaven’s shiny pennies
now.
 
 
Bruce McRaePushcart-nominee Bruce McRae is a Canadian musician with over 800 publications, including Poetry.com and The North American Review. His first book, The So-Called Sonnets is available from the Silenced Press website or via Amazon books. To hear his music and view more poems visit his website: http://www.bpmcrae.com, or ‘TheBruceMcRaeChannel.’
 
 

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