-Springtime in Swarthmore # 1

Wondering where the Springtime went.

 

Springtime in Swarthmore #1

 

Dogs prancing, cats chasing

rodents running, squirrels climbing

oh to be a puppy in springtime again

that spring only comes once

 

couples with carriages

children tasting spring

as though it could be every day

as though any time lasts forever

 

as though any time lasts forever

persons walking in precision, in trance

remembering old dreams having new ones

remembering old dreams having new ones

 

 

what is a memory but a yesterday squared

what is a memory but a yesterday squared

it takes more courage to walk in the pain

then to sit, to think about it

 

Dogs prancing, cats chasing

walking with wife, our two canines

or are they walking with us

it all depends on perspective

 

Bob Small 4-23-12  revised 4-24-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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