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In every relationship there are three    #5

 

Of course there’s only her and me
in the room
in the quiet not- gloom
but I sometimes sense another
she doesn’t speak of this to me
never says
who he is
but men know
have intuition

He is the one I can never be
The mountain climber swimmer
a non-dreamy man
the airline pilot, the parachutist,
the skier, the athlete
a man who speaks to dogs and of dogs
who yearns to live in far country
with a herd of dogs
and maybe some steer……

Of course she never speaks of him
does not have a name for him
does not paint a face
he is not six foot four
and 205
and he does not look like
he is carved from a mountain…

In every room there are three
I never see him
but I sense
when he has just been there
when I am not enough
and can never be
I am not ashamed
to not be him
I am just aware

Some nights
when everything goes just right
when there are candles and poems
and lights shine in the morning sky
we have that room then
when there are only two

If I knew more
there would only ever
be two

Bob Small 12-13-05 original

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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