‘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) NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Firestone Feinberg May 6, 2014 Delightful. Cute. Imaginative. –David Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.