Duet for Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity and St. Louis # 8 1/2

Duet for Man, Woman, Birth, Death, I fi nity & St.
Louis #8

Woman- What’s your relationship?

Man- Lust master and love slave. I’m not the LM.

Woman- I thought you were-

just friends.

Man- Of course I still have glands

Friends is like a weird option.

Woman- How does she take you?

Man- Like Pancho Villa took the Alamo.

the sea Lusi ta nia
night time takes the day

Woman- Sounds se ri ous

mys to ri ous

Man- I’m only in it for the rest of time.

Woman- But you’re gonna be used abused and mainly as a ruse.

Man- Nothing I cahn’t han dle
as long as she handles me
while we listen to Handel

Woman- But the man’s supposed to call the shots.

Man- She’s a fe male heart shooter
assassin of the passion
kung fu kick fighter of the soul
chop pin’ my dee sire in two
making it more

Loman- You’re a di ver sion man

her re ver sion man, You can

kiss her per ver sions and

she can kiss your good


Man- I’m in it till the last round
till the final card is shown
till the last rose

is green

till the last grave yard

Woman- You’re a fool and an

expert one

You look at her and see the


When she comes at you with knife and


You’ll ask her how to move.

Man I don’t have to have her in my havings

I could just let her leave me a lone

I don’t need her voice, her husk, her English breath

I don’t have to try to solve her London Pyra mids

See her White cha pel finery

It’s just what I really do.

Woman Sounds like I’m talking to a fool

to a clown man

There could be some one else

wai ting eyes

you won’t never be her number #1

Man- Number two tries harder
longer and four e vers

Woman- But for In fi ni ties, Man

For blessed cur sed in fi ni ties

And mean while

In the mean times-

Man-She kinda sat is fies needs

you couldn’t

e ven


Woman- May bee you’re a fraid

of a lo ver

comin’ right at you

Man- Want her to graze my cheek with the knife of her thighs

Want her


bone and gristle of me it takes

Woman- Aren’t you afraid she’ll hurt you?

Man- I’m afraid she won’t

Woman- Days from now (woman starts walking a way before this)

you’ll want some thing
real good

It’s a damn shame

it’ll be real gone

Bob the Small 7-23-83

re vised and edited (sort of)


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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