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
Bruce McRaePushcart-nominee Bruce McRae is a Canadian musician with over 800 publications, including 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:, or ‘TheBruceMcRaeChannel.’

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