The Next Life Might Be Kinder

we’re not easy to love
but if you know a good reason
not to forgive
clue me in
because every time I imagine
the next life
might be kinder
everyone I’ve ever known
stares back at me
from the mirror
in reverse.


Artwork © Bruce Pipman


Denny Kolakowski has had poems with art recently published with Bruce Pipman as well as short stories, essays and poetry published in 70’s and 80’s and screenplays throughout the past ten years. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association.

Bruce Pipman has devoted his full time to his art since retiring from business in 2007. He lives in New Kensington, PA with his wife Millie, has two grown sons, Max and Joel, and two grandsons.