The Worstest Hotel Breakfast in the South-don’t read before meal

2008 Poems from the South
rewritten in July 09

The worstest hotel breakfast
in the South

The eggs came from somewhere
probably not chickens
not from this here old planet
there was something
they called meat
probably has another name
and it’s hard to wreck coffee…

“were there fights
last night
I didn’t here them
Harry being drunk again
and crashing into the

It was only one meal
and we promised ourselves better
for lunch
and we looked at each others plates
wondering how it could be
worse and not lethal
worse and not lethal

“I told him
he shoulda called the sheriff
but he said
there was no point
to call
as long as no one—
‘cides which they paid in cash”

We noticed
there was a skulkiness and silence
wanting to be here
than was necessitated
by the needsness of it

“When I left
Harry was lying there,
maybe I’ll stay in an
empty room tonight
maybe evernight”

No, there are probably
worster breakfasts
in the South, North
But this one here
was as far
as we ever want to go

originally 5-29-08  revised 7-10-09 revised 7-20-09

slight changes today


About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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