Stalin’s Moustache by Michael Marrotti

If Pittsburgh

wore a moustache

it would be a replica

of Joseph Stalin’s


If Pittsburgh

had nice things

to say in general

it would tell me

to shut the fuck up

about it


Only missionary

penetration here

in Pittsburgh

I’m surprised

sodomy still isn’t

a crime of passion


If you’re expecting

liberalism in this

so-called blue state

discard it as propaganda

the free spirit’s have

a tendency to face

relentless persecution


It’s the city

I hate to love

my birthright

the place that gave me

my lovely children


Till death do us part

well I’m still waiting

for a few in-laws to go

before I emigrate

to the west coast

for what could be

further disappointment


 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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