Why it closed

Why it Closed

Closing of a local unnamed

restaurant in Delaware County, Pa

It was the kind of place

you remembered going to

just knew you had

stopped the going of to

though, like an old lover

you had stopped loving

were not sure why

and surely did not want

to be sure why

It was the kind of place

you had long ago stopped thinking of

in terms of eating adventures

the food “was not bad”

having reached the level of mediocre quite nicely

and like

too many of our elected defective officials

had managed,

like an abandoned property,

to just stay there

It was the kind of place

where you could

stay for hours

stay for hours

waiting to be noticed

not like Lana Turner at a soda fountain

it felt like

sitting at the bus stop

waiting for the eternity bus next stop Hades-

this bus though will come, though

before their waiters

before their waiters

Can’t speak

for anyone else

who stopped going

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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