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
Richard A. McCullough
Nuzzling my lips against the foam
that bubbles from the bottom with a hiss
A black ebony bulb
perched above a white stiff collar
with and a shroud of tight black curls
the static skitter of lights
upon the pinball board.
melting from fleshless features
and yet a grin predominates,
the bone of cheek and chin.
He grins at nothing
and only the cooing cluck
of pigeons to see him
and the river is their sanctuary.
upon the perch
of rotted pilings,
amongst the breadth
of sucking foam green river,
from little boys
with rock-clutched hands
their gray glazed breasts.
Richard A. McCullough
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