‘Two Strangers Passing on the Street’ by Richard Lackman The Society May 6, 2014 Humor, Poetry 1 Comment The two were different as could be as anyone could surely see One was tall and thick and white, the other black and thin and slight To look at them it would be clear to any stranger standing near That neither would think of the other as a friend or as a brother And yet when chance would have them meet while simply walking down the street The two engaged in friendly chatter as if nothing else did matter This was truly kind behavior fitting for a saint or savior The apex of humanity invoking kind civility I would be happy to report that they were people of some sort But then I would be a deceiver, they were poodle and retriever. Richard Lackman is an orthopaedic cancer surgeon and poet. Featured Image: “Piazza della Signoria, Florence” by Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767) Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related One Response Firestone Feinberg May 6, 2014 Delightful. Cute. Imaginative. –David Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.