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  ‘Men, Women, Marriage, Relationships, Friendship, Love & Sex’ is volume II of the Peeling Off The Human Condition eBook series. In the first volume of this series, The Hermit Poet explored our collective behavior as it relates to society. In this second volume, the focus is narrowed to male and female actions, as individuals and as participants on the many levels of togetherness that life offers. The content is raw, direct, and sometimes comical. Human condition is in its most vivid form as men & women engage emotionally. Some moments are larger than we witness; carrying chapters of one’s life. Relationships commonly originate by our emotional need to connect to another human. Love & sex will strengthen and spice up the connection. The more strength and truth these bonds hold; the more work is needed to keep it alive. Looking for comparability, we find that we are naturally opposites as we endure and enjoy our lives together.
Foreword By Carioca Da Gema    

Table of Contents

Page/Content

1 | Cover page

2-13 | Featured Poems

14 | Credits

15-16 | Foreword

17-34 | WOMEN

35-55 | MEN

56- 61 | MARRIAGE

62-74 | RELATIONSHIPS

75-81  | FRIENDSHIP

82-91  | LOVE

92-104  | SEX

105-118 | THE HERMIT POET (Poems & About)

   

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268

Outdoor bar

Copacabana Beach

Rio de Janeirio

Two ladies

Sitting next to me

Discussing

My old torn flip flops

They say

“Very poor gringo

Not a good catch”

I interrupt and say

“I have come to Rio many times

I’m married

To a Carioca

Her advice

Is to dress down

So I do not get robbed

Always works”

One of the ladies then says

“Your wife is very smart

Dressed like a poor gringo

Also keeps Rio women away”

265

Sushi Bar

Ginza, Tokyo

Sitting next to me

The Japanese Gastroenterologist said

 “I could make much more money working in America, but cannot take the food.”

Thinking for a moment

Taking another sip of my sake

I said

“I fully understand

Japan’s outstanding cuisine

Has also ruined me”

The Gastro then said

“I’m doctor

Eat

Drink

I pay”

260

Garbage Piles up on the curb

Filthy

Filthy

Filthy

All that is heard

The beggar sleeps hidden in the alleyway

Feed people fear

So they obey

Crawling

Out of the sewer

 Politicians

Offer promises

But only give manure

Internet

Tracks every move

All thoughts known

Carry a smartphone

Constantly watched

Never completely alone

Dumb down population into mediocrity

Take away paper currency

Pay electronically

Total control is the elite’s philosophy

259

Lazy Saturday afternoon

Opening a bottle of pinot noir

Listening to opera

Chopping garlic

Fresh garden basil, oregano, and rosemary

Mushrooms, onions, and peppers

Vine ripe home-grown tomatoes

Ground sirloin

Sausage

Simmering

Hour after hour

Occasionally

I stir the pot

Contentment

Making homemade spaghetti sauce

253

My car broke down today

Received

A high interest

Payday loan

No catching the bus

The mechanic

Will get paid

I work

For a dollar more

Than minimum wage

Scared

Lose sleep

 About becoming homeless

Only a couple lost paychecks away

Eat no name can or box dinners everyday

I’m told

To put money aside

For my old age

Not in prison

But

Trapped

In a cage

243

The prosperous

Old man

Sitting

Behind

His

Oversized

Luxurious

Desk

Meticulously

Crushing

His cigarette

Into the ashtray

Looked at me and said

“Kid

Success is easy

If you desire it

Some do

Some do not

Some are afraid of success

All the self-help

Mumbo Jumbo

Only goes so far

Put

Horse blinkers on

March, March, March

And

March some more

Until

Every muscle

Cannot move anymore”

240

Shattered eye glasses

Nothing makes sense anymore

Ice thawing

Below my feet

Trying to keep alive heartbeat

You offer me a weathered map

We both know

It is a trap

Speak louder

I’m having trouble hearing

You say I should follow society’s rules

What for?

All I find is locked doors

238

They come to Miami

 Purchase a multi-million dollar condo or two

The area has magnificent views

They do not put deed in their name

Setting up a shell company

Is how they play this game

Funds wired

From

Hong Kong, Istanbul, Sao Paulo or Dubai

Lawyers

Many times

Do not ask why

Push it out the door

All involved

Make out on this score

They wash the illicit cash

The corrupt

  In the future

May have to leave motherland

FAST

233

Goodbye

I must go now

Do not offer me anymore rainbows

Dreams full of horror

Mind in disorder

Voodoo priestess

Has poisoned my soul

Constant sleepless nights

Heart has turned black

I must go back

Purchased ticket to Haiti

Will locate the lady

Submit to her demand

Become her man