The Covid Cafe #19 Scared Sat Shopping #4

The Covid Cafe #19 

Scared Saturday Shopping #4

Thirdly, to

Wolff’s Apple House

and my stomach is saying lunch

should of been an hour ago and

my head is telling my stomach


Besides, I tell myself, which I try not

to do in Public anymore,

I tell myself he says,

if this is the worst you feel in March, 2020.

you will have had a very good March, 2020.

Two shopping trips

groceries, as usual,

in these fine and pipping times

in these fine and piping times

we can only find 50% of what we

hoped to find

hoped to find

we have money and health and

a car that runs and

a car that runs.

Then the sometimes object of my desire

takes-actually the always object of my desire-

but she still takes a year and a half

a year and a half

to choose her plants

and I’m hearing my plaintive hunger now

even above the roar of my self-pity engine. 

Hey, I’m seventy fluffing one!

How many more people better than me

                                 people better than me

will never






else. Late Lunch then

more driving, 78 degrees, I am

writing every day and

some of it’s probably good-

In two minutes

I wil sit and read again and

calm my raging head

which is driving up and down

this rock filled road.





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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