She had it all, wireless smart phone,
Electric car with GPS tracking, several
Hundred friends on her Facebook page,
Artificially sweetened energy drinks, thousands
Of MP3 downloads and a high-definition
Flat-screen TV programmed to automatically
Record her favorite reality shows while she slept.
But in her dreams she stood in the heart
Of an abandoned city watching the ghosts
Of old lovers pass by as if they no longer
Knew her, as if they weren’t real, strangers
On a road that had no beginning or end,
Like a film she once saw a long time ago
That made her cry but didn’t anymore.
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.