When you called


When you called

I almost forgot

how deep the river was between us

when you threatened me

with something that wasn’t love

but sure wasn’t yesterday

and like I always do

found the right words to say

kinda like Fuck You, Bitch?

ahh, and all this time

I thought I wan’t even a memory to you now you wanta rewrite hictcry

say I never meant to you

sure, we had a love-hate

re late

I loved you

you hated me

but, hey

who spent one July day toiling in your garden

’cause it sure was you who called me

at bright dawn

didn’t I shake off the whiskey and hey,

didn’t you call me to come

and hold you from the demons

and, didn’t I come

and spend a few nights

just holding

nothing more

and wasn’t I crazy to come

after you ‘put your fists on Ine

hot tea, thrown quite qell actually

(you said it was only warm. Details, details.

screams, and desiring to do much more

and, yeah

when you didn’t want to use me no more

and 1 was still hungry in my obsession

didn’t it take ’bout three months

‘fore I gave you silence

now you’re saying this is all just a false rumor love, and I still do

there was once a time””’

here was once a dream

it may have been mostly mine

and mostly crime, and mostly blind,

but, hey

when a tree becomes the paper we write our Poems

on does it mean the tree

never was?

8/14/84 Based on a phone call


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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