Friday, November 15, 2019


taking a small breather from all the Trump bullshit
to honor a lovely lady whom i went out on my first date with
22 years ago this very day:

pittsburgh like a postcard

full of wine
and thai food

i ask you
what you’d like to do next

and you tell me

as long as it doesn’t involve
you going one way
and me going the other

that instant
when i knew loving you

would be a simple game of genius

played out in the first fall snow
that framed pittsburgh like a postcard.

--John Grochalski

a version of this poem appears in the anthology 
Unconditional Surrender: An Anthology of Love Poems
on Low Ghost Press....which you can also purchase right HERE

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