Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Poem by Richard Schnap

Winter's Debut

He first felt its touch
In the arctic of his home
When his father cried out
How he wanted to kill himself

Then when he discovered
His mother's hidden vodka
He often caught her drinking
As tears froze on her cheeks

Next when his sister
Introduced him to drugs
That eventually caused his mind
To transform into ice

Now he looks out
At the snow shrouded world
And wonders how many others
Still wait for it to melt

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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