Banhof Altona #1

Banhof Altona #1bh


We leapt off the #2 at

Banhof Altona Station which,

as a native Pennsylvanian

I kept saying as Banhof Altoona

as it helps me remember.

We stride past the food

(still fit enough to stride)

We stride past the food,

fruit stands and others of food

I give 20 c to the accordionist

not because he was good

but because he was

but because he was

and I am not now

but that is only for now


Went to Katelbach Cafe


Cafe Soup Salad

San Pellegrino

not bad

not good

winding stairs

down stairs


1000 Topfe

1000 Pot shops

would go again but now ist nicht

H Kertscher and co

appliances and repair

vielan dank

fur ihren


Thank you for your purchases they said


Some of the same customs fur customers

no matter the land or brand

Just like Wanamakers, Leary’s,


we can never go home again

because it isn’t there.




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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