Minimum Rage

Minimum rage

At the time
the olden times, he was in a
Poetry Performance group
Infectious waste

She was a singer
or so she screamed
for the hack rock group known as
Minimum rage

Minimum rage gigged  at
many now closed clubs
many now closed clubs
with snarly names

years later
he realized
he could of-
he could of loved her then

he could of loved her then
if they  had been less friends
if she had been harsher
and not been masked

if he…..
well we all go on with lives
he thinks
nursing his last Bud of the night

sitting alone
at his favorite bar
where he is still allowed to come
and hold a seat
until it moves

and hold a seat
until it moves

next week
this time he means it this next week!
he’ll start
writing again
and going out

and going out
to readings
and doing the other things
that he’s supposed  to do

that he used to do
back when the world
was fast
and he knew when to hold onto his dreams

she was thin and fast
and perky and pretty
and not of beauty
but now she is-

but now she is-
in the mirror of memory
he wonders
what memories

she carries of him
in whatever

Bob Small  4-4-10
revised 8-4-13

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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