Bent Men

Sometimes I see one
Waiting for a bus
To take him to a job
Like a convict to death row

And sometimes I see one
In a bar’s corner booth
Nursing a cheap beer
As if it is his last

And sometimes I see one
At the local newsstand
Staring at the porn mags
With their cold rented love

And sometimes I see one
In the back pew of a church
Asking God to tell him
The nature of his sins

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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