How Many Quarters

How many quarters

(For Tapu on her birthday)

 

Don’t know

how many quarters

I might have left

in my personal jukebox

I write

because that’s what I do

I don’t dance

I don’t art

I don’t sing

I don’t skate

I don’t-

Any famous

may happen

or it won’t most likely

the latter

but it’s not like

I have a choice

to do

or not to do

 

 

b) If I could art

I wouldn’t not art

wouldn’t let myself be locked in a world

without colours

ideas

dreams

just sayin’

 

  1. Lately
     

    my time has been spent

    in the memories and worldview

    of the characters

    in the yet to be produced plays

    I am writing

    plays noone else may ever say or hear

    hope I’m wrong on this

    but in some strange insane way

    that doesn’t even matter

Bob Small

4-24-18

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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