Poems from the Archives #4

Poems from the Archives #4

 

More Poetry from Germany

Computer time

Right now the computer is not an orientation tool,

it’s a disorientation tool. David Allen

Halloween in Hamburg

Un net time un met time

what is real what is virtual

where is the silence we no longer

hear in our heads

speaking to people rather than objects

no phone as filter, nothing held in hand

but chocolate and coffee

or a book or a pen

nothing to distract

what am I lacking of knowing

what have I not said, heard, read

when the world wide web is not next to me

has the world ended?

why wasn’t I told?

It was just one of the times

when a certain subtle silence became

I was much younger than this

when, neither drug added nor alcohol influenced,

I was reading a book, Poe or Baudelaire….

Revised 2-10-13 after 1-22-13

From 10-31-12

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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