The day after I turned sixty

Lather was thirty years old today,
they took away all of his toys-Jefferson Airplane

The Day after I turned sixty
I drove and drove
one of the whats my father said I never would
how sweet are the ghosts we fail to lose

The day after I turned Sixty
listened to some contemp art
wrote it down
maybe Poems by Spring

The day after I turned sixty
I went to the gym in the morning
watched all the women in their shorts
as though I had reason to

The day after I turned sixty ;, – *
called my wife at her conference
told her I still loved her
and still meant it

The day after I turned Sixty
I looked in the mirror for mortality
thought of all I had not
remembered what I had

The day after I turned Sixty
only received one card
it did not matter
still dreaming does

The Day after I turned Sixty
thought of Lather
glad I was twice him
and still had toys

Bob Small

dob 3-7-49


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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1 Response to The day after I turned sixty

  1. cest moi says:

    cool poem

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