Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Sheldon Kranz

    ““The hiddenness between two people is swirlingly present in Problem in Space.”

—Eli Siegel
From Preface to Personal & Impersonal


    Problem in Space

    I sit and listen
    While part of me drifts among the coffee cups,
    No longer wanting to look at you.
    I talk and smile acutely
    While--gently floating--
    I look down on our quiet heads
    And find the tops of heads most curious.
    You would not know this,
    Until, tired of the conversation
    And of the fading smile behind my eyes,
    You float up above the table and the cups
    To meet me,
    And laughing, show me
    How ridiculous we both look.

From Personal & Impersonal
© 1959 by Terrain Gallery

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