Tag Archives: Richard Schnap

As the Road Narrows

We attach meaning To many things That have no meaning The rain falling At the same time The sun shines down A stranger passing That speaks our name As if they know us A strange bird With a strange song … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Man

He wanders the streets alone Following paths that twist And swerve in sudden ways He long ago claimed as his own As he surveys an alien landscape He can only see in pieces Mirroring the one in his mind The … Continue reading

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Help Wanted

Private investigator Expert in infidelity Salary not an issue Memoir writer For hospice patient Shorthand required Licensed counselor Suicide hotline Must work holidays Security guard Nursery school Should love children Phone fundraiser Charitable organizations Free coffee Paid companion Nights and … Continue reading

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In the Blind Night

He made dozens of posters Of his smiling face And carried them All over town To place upon walls And bulletin boards Then wait to see What would happen And when he went back He found them defiled In ways … Continue reading

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Wounds

There’s the one on my chin When I fell off my bike While attempting to Ascend to the sky And the one on my hand When I punched a boy Upon realizing he’d Never be my friend But the deepest … Continue reading

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Black Leather Days

In a time that knew no clock Was a bar as dark as midnight Where my uniform of sable Made me one shadow more As upon a tilted stage A band of faint phantoms Played anthems that seemed Deliberately out … Continue reading

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Easy Street

On weekends he drives His car across town To where he can beg For change Returning at night To the shelter to watch Films on his flat screen TV Then sleeping till noon Awakening to A breakfast he orders By … Continue reading

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