Waiting for an apocalypse

For Lamont

Ten years after one apocalypse

6 months after the last

Pro posed Rapture

did not want to be trapped

and un raptured un captured


Lamont spoke of a time to come time to come

through his Apocalyptic lips

we wait wait wait

for days to end


9 1 1

plus ten plus end plus when?

plus time to write again

even if words have lost their power

we still must speak write witness

are we the only ones seeing?

that Greenland is becoming green?

beachfront property in Iceland?

Rainstorms in Sahara?

Earthquakes where never before

floods and rain and rain

time to build an ark again

two of each

and this time, don’t leave off the damn Unicorns!


Noone hears our penny prophets

our street seers, the old and new and

even newer testament testifiers,

no one in their time

It has been quiet tonight

like in the time of floods

fourty days and nights and days again

It has been quiet tonight

but for the Unicorns at our door

waiting…for us to ride


Bob Small

First version 9-13-11 first Poem in a while

revised after reading 9-14-11


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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