The half marathon and other issues

The half marathon and other issues

It was another dreammare form another night time

I was running for the track team of the college I dropped

out of on the half marathon team

I finished third

Can’t even finish first in my dreams

Maybe this dream was saying that

I’m halfway through my life

at 66 that sounds marvelous not toxic

marvelous not toxic at the college

I thought I could drop acid and get through

get through there’s still a few weeks

I don’t know what happened

though I think someone’s nerves break down

I think someone’s nerves break down

who knows where I was and does it matter now

does it matter now not to know over twoscore years later

did my roommate really want the room to himself so much

that something else was slipped in my drink

years later when we met on the streets in Philly

he saw a ghost and a smiling one at that

There were so many times I should of met death

I tried suicide by drugs suicide by alcohol suicide by lovers-

he wanted to ask me why I was still alive

but I didn’t have time I didn’t have time-

I had a very important Poetry Reading to go to-


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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