Upland peace Camp #6

Upland Peace Camp #6

(subtitled at, or in, four in the afternoon)

At four fif teen
a medium breeze is blowing
slight ly wired
I dig into my word bag
seeking to pluck a phrase or two
a rage or two
a eye mage or two
A hope or hysteria, while I gaze at the wisterias
sometimes the waiting
requires more of something
then the action time

2) At four and twenty
nothing has changed
still searching words
still washed over by breeze
still still
still trying
as though words
or the dreams of words
could change an ocean’s lava
or stop
a bullet’s flow

3) When I become Fourty
in one nine eight nine
shall I then
put aside my words in the
and search for bone rea li ty-no, at four thirty P M
or any times that I call mine
there can be no stronger reality
no harder surface, no deeper in ci sion
in my known universe
Bob Small-9/25/88-from 9/18/88


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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