Duet for Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity and St. Louis #4

Duet for Man,Woman, Birth, Death , Infinity and St. Louis #4

Man Why are you mad?

Woman Because I think you were playing a game with me last night. And I don’t like it one bite

Man I wasn’t. You were.

Woman Me?

Man I meant all the sweet things I almost said

Woman such as

Man Like I mean I really want to
do the frog with you
dance.till,my pants

Woman You wanta dance-

Man You gotta pay the band

Woman I don’t mean

real hard green

Man Meaning?

Woman I want a man

who wants me so long, hard, and bad

murder would just be

point one

Man and?

Woman You gotta get it so lid

I ain’t your woman

You’re one
of my men

Man And?

Woman You gotta know
what I want

‘fore the first
finger snap

Man And

Woman You gotta know when I need soft

when I need hard
as a coffin nail

when you gotta be lava
when you gotta be rain

Man And?

Woman I•m gonna cover you
like lava on the ocean
you won’t move

Man the lava lover-a poem inside all this

Then you will he

20 times 20
past the

Then you will be

past life

past death

past all the shards and garbage

of simple eternity

Then you will be

Woman Then


will be
May be

May be

you ain’t



to be that

Man I could be your tomorrow
coming today

Woman Or yesterday
re turning
for a limited
en rage ment

Bob Small-04/30/83-revised


About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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