Long days Journey into Nightmare #1

Long days Journey into Nightmare  #1

 

Moving her from her Personal Care apartment

to the medical/Hospice apartment

realizing this is a one way trip

one we may all take

one we will all take

 

While standing and waiting, standing and waiting

some staff person asked me

“are you looking for the Choir Practice?”

thanked her and said no

thanked her and said no

 

She’s going from the medium apartment

to a smaller room, a not enough room room

almost a waiting room though noone has told her

not sure that she needs to know

not sure what she needs to  know

 

On the hospital floor, while I was moving things

stuff, essentials and non, essentials and none

a gentleman in his wheelchair said “moving in?”

“not yet” I said and carried on down the floor

and carried on down. the floor. for my mother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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