You may ask
Read I say…
I am a traveller, he said
Let me recall all of my wanders…
Then I recalled mine
It appeared I had seen more…
I am a well read man, he said
Then he quoted dead men
I asked for his own take on life,
You see, I wanted to see the greatness in my man
Not the dead authors whose words I was already familiar with
He called me a snob.
I know about religions, he said
I listened and we debated…
How do you know so much?
I am a businessman, he said
You’re just a con artist,
I am a politician, he said
You’ll be the fool of tomorrow,
I’m a jogger he said, care to join me on the track?
Sure I said…
Then I ran four laps more than he
I never heard from the man who followed me for four blocks to get my number
I know why you’re single, I heard
Because your beauty is so intimidating!
I’m afraid I have more problems with my inner beauty than my exterior, I said
Do you want to hear me speak?
I never heard from him again
I am a lover, he said,
Show me love, I said…
And I was his!
© K. Leeban