Dollhouse

My sister bought it
As a gift for my mother
On her 70th birthday

A three-story mansion
Every room furnished
With tiny antiques

And when I moved out
She placed it in my room
Where it stayed for years

While one of her cats
Slowly destroyed it
Piece after piece

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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