Untitled Dream #1

Untitled Dream  #1


In this dream of the life I did not have

I woke up hung over mid 1980’s

in the bed of the house we did not live in

she had already left for her little job

and all the whiskey was gone


In the dream of the life I never had

This was South Philadelphia and I had lost

my safe secure State job

because we affaired

and the State found out


In the dream of the life we never had

I tried to get a drop of Whiskey

but it wasn’t to be and I thought of her

She was my Client but I liked the way she looked

men are like that


In real life

We spent a lot of time being not who we wanted

and there were plenty of reasons we became exes

I was Whiskey she was Beer but-

decades later, I remember the good times


In this dream of my life

I am delivering flyers in South Philadelphia

rowhouse by rowhouse, numbered street by

numbered street, with one of her sons joining me

school not being that important,

I think of her coming home that evening..

nothing else matters


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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