Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

In the Gutter

There’s a pile of torn-up
Lottery tickets
Left by somebody
That only wanted more

And the shattered remains
Of a broken beer bottle
From someone whose wishes
Never came true

And a fallen flyer
For a beloved lost cat
That provided somebody
With unconditional love

And an outdated bus pass
From someone that learned
The farther they traveled
The more nothing changed
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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2 replies

  1. This was beautiful. Good work! 🙂

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