Types of Poetry

This is one of the Types of Poetry. A poem about The Pin-Ball Player, one of the many residents of "The Red Robin" - a little collage bar.





The Pin-Ball Player


by

Richard A. McCullough





Nuzzling my lips against the foam
that bubbles from the bottom with a hiss
I watch

A black ebony bulb
perched above a white stiff collar
with and a shroud of tight black curls
on top,
leaning into
the static skitter of lights
upon the pinball board.

***

Expressionless,
melting from fleshless features
and yet a grin predominates,
the bone of cheek and chin.
He grins at nothing
for himself
and only the cooing cluck
of pigeons to see him
and the river is their sanctuary.

***

Almost safe
upon the perch
of rotted pilings,
almost safe
amongst the breadth
of sucking foam green river,
from little boys
with rock-clutched hands
to strike
their gray glazed breasts.



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Richard A. McCullough


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