At a Montreal Bar #1 and Back to the Parc both from 9-22-2011

At a Montreal Bar #1

At the Montreal bar 
we had salad soup spaghetti
2 types bread
peering over her shoulder
for a phillies score
no more

At the Montreal bar
nothing more important than her
in the place where thoughts lie 

still the best record in baseball                                                                                    but maybe they could win a few                                                                                 that’s all i knew

Then
we realized 
this was not the place we wanted to be
words swirling in French
listening not to each other
but foreign others

This, I recall
and my recall may be lost sometimes
more in the following years
this was the last night
we did not go to our regular place
to share time words and face

 

Back to the parc 9-22

walking streets
homeless men with dogs
lying there in the autumn grass
as we might
if we were home
not having one

this one man
in a sweet breath of love
helping his less homed girlfriend
remove the lice from her hair
making them homeless-
a condition not to last long

reminded me of 
St Louis Square
where
we once were
as observers only
who knows the future

From 9-22  who  knows the Future

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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