Frank (Black) Blacharczyk

Can't Talk Right Now (Or Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You) - Poem by Frank (Black) Blacharczyk

two people ran into each other
stood side by side known yet unknown
saying hello then sliding into an awkward silence
like an old western gunfight suddenly
a duet of ring tones that has taken music hostage
they reached for their souls
to see who had the quickest draw
and to their relief a touching moment
quickly typing with insane giggles
their thoughts playing the keys like a piano
in the end they acknowledged each other with a nod
with a good-bye slipped it back into their holsters
patting it like a baby's bottom waiting for the burp
they walked for a moment but like a pack of cigarettes
they reached for their cell phones lighting and inhaling
staring at the screen to see if their popularity was still intact
as they were staring downwards the person they were tweeting
walked by without a peep just a nod

Topic(s) of this poem: coldness, social behaviour, social media

Form: Prose Poem

Comments about Can't Talk Right Now (Or Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You) by Frank (Black) Blacharczyk

  • Bri Edwards (3/6/2018 6:40:00 PM)

    i had a little trouble following this; not much. i'm low tech. i don't tweet, except to return greetings from birds. i thought burps were from patting backs and farts from patting bottoms. maybe it is different across the border?
    i liked the poem. i think it was clever. to MyPoemList. bri ;)
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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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