The Covid Cafe #6 At the Wayne Farmers Market

The Covid Cafe # 6

At the Wayne Farmer’s Market 

For years I thought this was named for Bruce Wayne,

from the Main Line Waynes   

the poultry place was paltry

most meats having moved

“busy since 6:30” 

felt like a war time time

one out of my memory

wondered idly if Paula

had remembered to bring remembered to bring

our Delco Food Ration Coupons 

It’s Covid Cafe time 

social and anti-social distancing 

all conversations by phone

or e-mail or tweet or-

what is this







with the(unseen)

enemy on our


we had a lunch there

at the table

next to someone’s ghost 

many ghosts were there

split a half good sandwich


tries to

untalk of Covid

did Charles Barkley really say 

“I hope I don’t have Covid,

’cause I’d have to be around myself

all the time” 

or did I just want him

to say it 

hope he’s well and back talking…someplace   


Driving home onaFridaythe13th

wondered if we would again in two weeks


if not,

why we wouldn’t






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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