Last night there was a dream which involved me

me and the wife had to 

spend the night in 3044

my parents house

sold earlier this year, this year


It seems I hadn’t cleared out all the memories

Some were still flying around

the girl in High school, I tried to love,

thinking love was a noun and not a verb,

GS, who I called once years later, once years later


There was the great writer memory

It was Spike of PB who said

in 1983, quote’ Bob, there are ten Poets living on Poetry

in the US Five of them

are named Allen Ginsberg, Allen Ginsberg


Then there were other dreams, alcohol, drugs,

music and things I don’t or won’t remember

      things I don’t or won’t remember

I rode my bike everywherethen, knowing

I would never learn to drive,  never learn to drive


Suddenly there was a white blinding flash of light!

Actually no, I just made that up, sounds better

As I got behind the wheel in front of 3044

for maybe a last time

I hoped all the memories were safely in the trunk,

                                                            safely in the trunk







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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