Waiting for the phone call

Waiting for the Phone Call

After a while after a while

when you haven’t heard from her

from the other country you left her in

(see second stanza)

you get the galloping worries though you

Though you know you shouldn’t

She and the other her are merely hiking

in a piece of Ecuador that does not admit of cell phones

and isn’t it unfitting in twenty and fifteen

that there is still a place to be alone

That there is still a place to be unknown

To walk until the sun sets then sit until the sun sets then sit

While all the time and while while and time time

I took care of ours and mine

And worried about the when and who of call

Would it be the American Embassy, CNN, HLN, CIA

What would the message be, things they couldn’t say

Silence creates both dreams and doubts darkness during days

8 days between calls, it was nothing but the time

and the phantoms in my mind

the phantoms in my mind

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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