Note; Of course none of this is relevant today.
Upland Peace Camp #3
under this tree
sit I in the rain
back and pave ment forth
as ex pec tant
as a preg nant father
or a father
with ex pec tan cy
others sit and talk
listen to KYW News Radio
Greg and I wonder
if the Reds
are beating the Yan Kees
if base ball
2) under this dream tree
I sit to write
images of the eve ning pre vi ous
subway threatened violence
wo man thing
Fri day scream night in Philly
kinda like the sub burbs but bet ter, bitter-
once we get to Peace in Cen tral America
how ’bout Peace in Phil ly
3) Under the tree
I cop watch
cop a watch
of cops watching me watching them watching
it would be silly
if blood was not in
4) I can hear Paula still talking
some images never change
world without Peace, Amen
5) my usual Philly causes
are Gay & Lesbian, Home less, and MOVE
strange how bed persons
or something like that-
-Fuck, I went
through all this in the god damn six ties
why are we in a Vi et nam a
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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