July 14, 2013

Reincarnations by Richard Schnap


I have known cashiers
In supermarket checkout lines
Who used to be alchemists
Turning lead into gold
And I have known cab drivers
Working twelve-hour shifts
Who used to be soothsayers
Reading fortunes for a price
And I have known telemarketers
Soliciting for charities
Who used to be courtesans
In the harems of kings
And I have known dishwashers
Scraping plates in hot kitchens
Who used to be shamen
With the power to make it rain
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 publication.

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