In A Thousand Years by R.M. Engelhardt



In a thousand years
Time shall
Change you
Into a small animal
Who shall be eaten
By a larger animal
That a thousand years
Before his birth
Was the unwashed homeless guy
That you with your
Money, car and 3 piece
Suit ignored walking past
The corner of Church & 7th
Street as you drank your
Starbuck’s Cafe Latte as he
Asked if you could spare
25 cents so he could buy a
Cheaper cup of coffee
3 blocks away at the convenience
Store in a shitty, crappy urban

And just like when
You responded to his
Plea a thousand years before
He shall quietly
And without words
Simply respond back
By slightly
Shaking his head
And attempting to
Dislodge an annoying piece
Of meat

From his



R.M. Engelhardt is a veteran poet & writer whose work over the years has appeared in many journals & magazines such as Rusty Truck, Lummox, Thunder Sandwich, 2nd Avenue Poetry, Up The River and others. His forthcoming book is called “The Bones Of Our Existence”. He currently lives in upstate NY.​ More on R.M. Engelhardt can be found via his web site here…

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