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Friday, July 11, 2014


by Richard Schnap

Image source: AOL

I watch rockets burn
Across a desert sky
As a murder of crows
Cries upon the wind

And men in masks
Execute their enemies
As a pair of dogs
Howl as they pass

And children cling
To their parents corpses
As a kitten calls
For its mother to come

And wonder if man
Is the mirror of nature
Or if it’s really
The other way around

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.