Poem #1 from the soon to be unpublished Clone Collage Novel Experience-should be read aloud

Living in the used clothes of my soul

Wake up

wake up!

with the screams

with the

I don’t want to remember these things

but I can’t disremember

unless I dismember my memeries-

unless I disable the memory stick which is stuck

alcohol used to work

at least I think I did

wish I could become a clone

                       become a clone

delete memory

delete memory!

was there snow today



am I in Honolulu now

or that cold old apartment in South Philly

or the dorm room fire

or the thirteenth teenage acid trip?

wouldn’t matter

if I was a clone

It’s not like

any words

I have to say

I have to save

any words

any I own

any I own

can change

can change

any of my yesterdays days days

woke up

this mornning

wrote this

wrote this

healing is a lifetime process

and I haven’t even ever told you

                         even ever told you

what happened happened happened

when I was too young to know better

                                        to know better

but I should of

known, not being a clone

when there was someone older



and I was




Original this morning


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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