70 miles an hour 1 to 4

In Virginia, to quote Jay Leimbach,

they are not speed limits,

thay are merely suggestions.

70 Mile an hour limit  #1


It were the VA autobahn

so I drove seventy

plus five

so as not to be humble


It was seventy plus five

& cardancing to bluegrass

in our car in our car car

dancing to Blue grass

in our car car


It was dark  it was dancing

 my brights were on, the car too

we were the only on the road

not lonely

seventy plus five

By the time time time

We exited vir gin ia

I thought gee

couldn’t we just

turn this baby around

turn this baby around

and do it two more times

do it

two more times

bein’ the hotel

ain’t goin

any wheres

 any how

From 10-2  revised 3-13-11  revised for Blog on 6-19-13





70 miles an hour limit  #2


I called it the Virginia autobahn

sped over limit

it being just as well

one thinks

that I never drove

when I was young and drunk

young and dumb

young and stoned

Hunter Thompsonville

I want to think now

Didn’t then

‘bout some things

too much

‘bout others   

Bob Small  3-13-11

Seventy Miles an Hour  #3


We called it the Virginia autobahn

But I remember

 Anne saying to  Carl

on the real Autobahn

aren’t you going too fast

 him replying

no, it’s only one hundred


it was like that

it was like all the sense of freedom

you can get

when not in

the writing world


Bob Small  3-13-11 revised 6-19-13

70 miles an hour #4


After a while

I thought of James Dean

and slowed it a little bit down

still having

some ofmyownlife

 to star in




Bob Small  3-13-11  finalized on 6-19-13

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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