Pittsburgh State Of Mind by Michael Marrotti


Pittsburgh State Of Mind

The parents in
must’ve bypassed
the lesson

Where they sit down
with their children
and teach them
to mind
their own business

Now I’m fueled
by contempt
the clenching
of fists

Jew lawyers
and bail bonds
will be the result
of this momentary
lapse of better

I’m not asking
for much
besides a mutual

We all do
our own thing
who am I
to voice out
against it
I keep to myself

I envy the New York
state of mind
in this busybody town
people are carrying on
like they haven’t been
brutally attacked
or introduced to scorn

One beating away
from enlightenment
revolution through
the power of pain


Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh, using words instead of violence to mitigate the suffering of life in a callous world of redundancy. His primary goal is to help other people. He considers poetry to be a form of philanthropy. When he’s not writing, he’s volunteering at the Light Of Life homeless shelter on a weekly basis. If you appreciate the man’s work, please check out his book, F.D.A. Approved Poetry, available on Amazon.

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