Michael Marrotti’s Poems

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 at Amazon.



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