Nothing I don’t survive

Note;  This is a rather overwrought poem from 1987

Now I’m just wrought


Nothing I don’t survive

Left at the alter a gain no
altered states for Small, no
sheltered status at all, no
melting status
ne mas no more I won’t
love again forever
for repetitive eternities
for evers and eons-
at least till the next one
like I just said
nothing I don’t survive
2) So someone is in love with
someone who’s in love with
who’s someone else’s someone
odd man out
odd, man
how very odd
how very again
when will I learn to give my love to dreams
not wearing flesh
but it’s nothing
nothing I don’t survive

3) Sitting with a friend
she loving him
who loves her who
dreams in ancient tongues
telling her she’s beautiful
no lie
intelligent and sensitive
no lie
and will find a man to love again
don’t know
Guess I’ll wait a year again
let me check my schedule
April 16th, 1988
I’ll open my heart a gain,
like I been saying it’s nothing
nothing I don’t survive
Bob Small-4/5/87-from 4/4/87


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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