Covid 19 in 2020

Covid 19 in 2020

Note; will redo this as a Chorepoem

Now it seems  change is in the air 

Covid 19 in 2020 

like  flu true

in 1918 

used to be 

used to be

a time to live


death is in the air

there and here

here and there


death is in the air 

do we dare 

to breathe   


death comes from the air

to breathe or not to breathe

how long is our time,



part 2


where do we go to be safe

is there a safe


is there a place and a prayer

and how do we pray

and for what 


part 3 

do we go out and shop for a hundred of everything 

do we stock up and should we buy some attitudes,

some gratitudes, some beatitudes, some more

days of life, hold close your husband or wife 

remember to write every day

for the time you can’t 


part  4


Wanted to write some coronaverse 

give it a curse, for better or worse 

but it’s only words that I’ve heard

my only choice is noise 




Part 5 


Putting down my computer now

Calling my daughter in the Midwest

wondering what we have to hold

on to







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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