Life Without Parole by Richard Schnap

He went to see a therapist
To free him from himself
But was offered no sure remedy
And told to turn to God

So he went to ask a preacher
To release him from his cage
But was told to just read Scripture
And find the answer there

Then he called his former wife
That had heard it all before
But had learned to simply listen
And hope it did some good

And as he lay and cowered
In his bed alone at night
The shadow lying next to him
Remained his only friend


Richard Schnap is a poet, songwriter and collagist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A two-time Best of the Net nominee, his poems have most recently appeared locally, nationally and overseas and his chapbook, “A Wind From Nowhere”, is available from Flutter Press.



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