Catcher by Matt Galletta

Holden didn’t think it through,
not all the way.

Anything can wear on you
if you do it long enough.

Truck drivers,
waiters —


but even
the catcher
in the rye
must get tired
after a while.

Doing the same thing
all day long,
don’t tell me
the temptation wouldn’t be there
now and then
to let just one
of the little bastards
go over
the edge.

2 Responses to “Catcher by Matt Galletta”

  1. Matt Galletta lives with his wife and cats in Troy, NY. He brews his own
    beer so he never has to leave the house. Find him online at

  2. […] got a new poem up on a lit site called Rusty Truck. You should go read […]

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