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
First version 9-13-11 first Poem in a while
revised after reading 9-14-11
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.