Another Man’s Treasure by Mather Schneider

Lady gets into the back seat of the cab
and says, “What a mess back here!”

Cab driver investigates, sees
3 pistachio shells on the floor,

apologizes, picks them up
and tosses them out.

5 minutes down the road lady begins
clipping her fingernails.

mather-schneider
Mather Schneider is 46 years old. He has had hundreds of poems and stories published since 1993 in places like Rattle, Nerve Cowboy, Slipstream, Nimrod, River Styx and Smokelong. He has 3 full length books, DROUGHT RESISTANT STRAIN, HE TOOK A CAB and THE SMALL HEARTS OF ANTS, with another, PRICKLY, coming early in 2017. He divides his time between Tucson, Arizona and northern Mexico, where his wife is from. He earns his living by driving a cab.

 

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