Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Poem by Richard Schnap


He warned her when he met her
That someday he’d throw her away
Like the pizza box in his back seat

But she thought she’d be the one
Whose taste he wouldn’t tire of
And save in the freezer of his heart

And then there came the day
He pushed her from his car
Onto the asphalt of a trash-strewn road

Where she lay there in the gutter
Of a lonely stretch of highway
Buffeted by an indifferent wind

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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