Route 27 – Poem by Richard Puglisi

is a thin line
between one point and another

Have you seen
the windows of the elegant shops
attractively dressed in exquisite splendor

You travel by
the shabby wooden framed houses
standing battered and weather beaten

Do you know
the social establishments of the middle classes
hopelessly loud and smoke filled

You go by
the alienated areas of outsiders
contented in their faithful existence

Is it really
the thin line
between what is and what isn’t?

About the Poet

Richard Puglisi is a recently-retired IT professional. After forty years, he has returned to writing.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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