The 300 block of our life first and redux aka Life in Swarthmore

The 300 Block of our life

For Mari and family


Marion and Mari

Avadi and Beverly

names change and are rearranged

even Camelot had moving vans


Neighbours change

as we all will one day

as we all will one night

as we all will


all present times are

memories for future

when now will be the past

when tonight will be yester day


good luck in your new world

where you will, we trust,

remember us

as we you, as we you


time never stops

a photo holds the past

we will hold your name and image

as long as we


we will hold your name and image

as long as we

have the capacity

for this holding

Bob Small  5-4-12  revised 5-5  revised 6-19-13 /6-20




The 300 Block of our life redux


Now it’s changed again

Marion’s house has been torn down

and looks like downtown Baghdad


A couple with twelve cats

this is just as natural as any


is slowly moving in to Mari’s


The Dark Shadows house remains

though we are told

eviction, or maybe exorcism,

is in the offing


We remain also

no longer feeling,

as though we ever did,

as the main centrics


two dogs three cats

no wait now there’s four

seven chickens and a hub of

multi party not farious activities


this is a semi-open world

change happens

and then it’s here

just like Disney’s Tomorrowland  


From 6-19 then 6-20-2013

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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