THE TRUTH OF MEMORIES part 2

THE TRUTH OF MEMORIES -PART 2

BETH BLAURELT

CA PHAROH AND DR RYAN

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OIL ON CANVAS

LONELY APARTMENT

HE SITS THERE

IN A WAIT

IN A TIME

IN A TOMB

HE WILL. LISTEN TO MUSIC

LISTEN TO IN

SIDE

NOT START

ONE

SINGLE

THING

BECAUSE SHE

MIGHT DECIDE TONIGHGT

IS HER NIGHT

TO SHARE WITH HIM

TO PLAY WITH HIM

TO PLAY

WITH

HIM

HE WATCHES THE STEREO

__________________________________

HIS FLESH

HER TOUCH

HIS FLESH

HER NON-TOUCH

THE SCARS HAVE ALMOST HEALED

FROM LAST TIME

THIS, HE KNOWS,

MEANS IT MAY HAVE BEEN TOO LONG

HE REMEMBERS TOO MUCH

THE. TOUCH OF HER HEELS, HAND, HEART,

HAIR AND HOWLING

HE REMEMBERS GIVING HIMSELF

TOO EASILY AND TOTALLY

SHE DID NOT USE ROPES

DID NOT

NEED

TO

HE PICKS UP THE BOOK

HE HAS STARTED TO READ

NOW COMES TIMES FOR OTHER FANTASIES

WORDS, CIGARS, WHISKEY SHOTS

_________________________________________

SMOKES BAD CIGARS

AND WAITS


TO HEAR

HE SITS THERE

IN A WAIT

IN A TIME

IN A BUBBLE

HE SITS AND LISTENS

DRINKS A CIGARETTE

SMOKES A BEER

WANTS TO BREAK

THINGS

GLASS EGGS CUPS

ANYTHING

AS THOUGH BY BREAKING

HE COULD BREAK THE SILENCE

IT WAS A NIGHT THEY EXCHANGED

THEMSELVES/PHONE NUMB ERS

SOMETHING NOT QUITE LOVE

NOT QUITE LUST

NOT QUITE TRUST

IS IT NOW RUST AND FROST

HE WAITS

TO SEE A WOMAN

NOT ABOUT A HORSE

HE WANTS TO SCREAM

AND DRINK OLD WHISKEY

___________________________________

CAN A NEEDLE APPEAR

IN THE DISTANCE

HE HEARS A BUZZER RING

KNOWS

IT’S NOT FOR HIM


THIS TIME

REVISED 7-25-01

note: about a previous girlfriend, i think

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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