dream on a various night

Dream on a various night


So in the dream

I reviewed all the women I had loved

from middle school,  in the fields by the graveyards , on up

girlfriends bar nights wives

all and everyone

they all wore your face !


I tried the dream again

beds on 12th St, Passyunk and Powelton

under a boardwalk, in a car’s back seat

in a field again

at a drive-in triple feature! parts of

which I missed-all your face again


I don’t think anyone else exists now

even when I want to conjure them up

all the old majics are gone

it is only you

and only me

is this comforting or frightening


Some night

I will try again

to have this dream without your face

it will not work

There is still the past

but it is a past that has passed


Bob Small

5-23-14 from a few nights ago  revised 5-24-14



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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3 Responses to dream on a various night

  1. maypop42 says:

    Hey, I like the poem. It’s about Paula, right? lol

    • bobsmall1 says:

      Yes it is.

      I’ve been too busy to write much.
      Thanks for noticing.
      I’ll have to check out yours.


    • bobsmall1 says:

      This is actually a response to your response to Ferguson again. First of all, thanks. I haven’t read the Bible in a while as that requires me to plow through the King James version which is all I have right now. Is there a good version on the Internet? For instance, could I find the complete Deuteronomy 12 and 13, so I could respond to your posts?

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