Different Slants

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The Slow Unfolding of the Rose…by Robert M. Katzman

Filed under: Bob's Eve Odyssey,Friendship & Compassion,Love and Romance,Marriage and Family,subtle erotica — Bob at 5:46 am on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Slowly Unfolding of the Rose

Robert M. Katzman © February 11, 2019

When we meet I will hug you 

Kiss your cheek,

Help you with your bags

 Ask if you’re hungry

Invite you into my old car 

Which is a good old car

Make sure you put on your safety belt

Ask if you like doo-wop music 

Because I have a lot of it

Go someplace simple so we can eat something together

 And you can unwind from the flight

 We’ll drive a little while

 You’ll probably be talking my ear off

 And sometimes I might hold your hand

I’ll show you 

The beautiful lighthouse in Racine

 And we can walk a little on the small rocky beach there

I’ll ask you if you want to go

 Back to my nice warm brick house

 See my three handmade wooden swings 

 My giant red brick fireplace

 And the dam I built to keep the water from 

Approaching my house from the yard

Then I’ll show you the geometric memorial garden

 In the front of the house where the grass was

When we go inside

 You can pick a room to sleep in 

And put your stuff away

Or take a hot shower

Or whatever you want to do

And be by yourself

 I will ask you 

What you want for dinner

 If you are willing to take

 A chance on my cooking

Then I’ll light all those candles

And ask you if you want me 

To rub your feet

 Because I have strong workman’s hands

Used to using metal tools and wood

But also used to touching the softness of a woman

We can sit or go to a movie theater

You can pick out whatever you want to see

 At some point in between

 When all of these options are offered to you

 I’ll wish to hold you in my arms

And imagine kissing you

And dream you’ll want to

Kiss me back


(Dedicated to Nancy Alexander, the new woman in my life)


Publishing News! 

Bob Katzman’s two new true Chicago books are now for sale, from him!
Vol. One: A Savage Heart  and Vol. Two: Fighting Words

Gritty, violent, friendship, classic American entrepreneurship love, death, heartbreak and the real dirt about surviving in a completely corrupt major city under the Chicago Machine. More history and about one man’s life than a person may imagine.

Please visit my new website: https://www.dontgoquietlypress.com
If a person doesn’t want to use PayPaI, I also have a PO Box & I ship anywhere in America.

Send me a money order with your return and contact info.
I will get your books to you within ten days.
Here’s complete information on how to buy my books:

Vol 1: A Savage Heart and Vol. 2: Fighting Words
My books weigh almost 2 pounds each, with about 525 pages each and there are a total together of 79 stories and story/poems.

Robert M. Katzman
Don’t Go Quietly Press
PO Box 44287
Racine, Wis. 53404-9998                                                                                                                    (262)752-3333, 8AM–7PM

Books cost $29.95 each, plus shipping

For: (1)$3.95; (2)$5.95; (3)$7.95; (4)$8.95 (5)$9.95;(6) $10.95

(7) $11.95; (8) $12.95; (9)$13.95 (10)$15.95 (15)$19.95

Shipping by air to most of Europe, due to the weight of my books is $99.00

I am also for hire if anyone wants me to read my work and answer questions in the Chicago/Milwaukee area. Schools should call me for quantity discounts for 30 or more books. Also: businesses, bookstores, private organizations or churches and so on.

My Fighting Words Publishing Co. four original books, published between 2004 and 2007 are now out-of-print. I still have some left and will periodically offer them for sale on my new website.  My hour-long story reading at WGTD 91.1 NPR Kenosha, Wis is now a podcast. The interview and story can be heard here: 

Speaking of Our Words June 30th, 2017 With special guest star and featured writer Bob Katzman. Bob reads his memoir, “Audrey, Pink Bunny Slippers, Her Cat and the God’s Eye” and talks about his wife.   Your comments are welcome, below, and please tell others I can be found here as a writer. I can also be hired as a speaker for organizations, etc, both here and in Europe. Seeking an agent.robertmkatzman@gmail.com Poet & Storyteller for hire for organizations, schools or private events   www.DifferentSlants.com to view recent and older examples of my work

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Preview YouTube video Speaking of Our Words June 30th, 2017

Speaking of Our Words June 30th, 2017  


Comment by scott

February 13, 2019 @ 6:36 am

Bob-a very nice touching poem. I enjoyed reading it and it reminded me of nice times-Thanks

Comment by Brad Dechter

February 13, 2019 @ 7:07 am

Very nice Bob! Gentle and kind.
Will we get a “round two” that fulfills my voyeuristic tendencies? (wink)

Comment by bruce matteson

February 13, 2019 @ 8:19 am

you never let me pick the movie…

Comment by Nancy

March 13, 2019 @ 4:51 am

Will you let your followers know the outcome? Hope it was a success. Best wishes.

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