The Covid Cafe #11

The Covid Cafe #11 

Which nerve did we fail

to get on today 

when did we not

find the wrong thing to say 

not seeing anyone 

working in Compost World

shovel shovel shovel

prepping for the Strawberry patch 

Listening to radio

having made a station list

and will post

to  Next Door

for their edification

and my self gratification 

Did not drive

all day

walked dogs walked dogs and oh yeah

walked dogs

finished Saturdays laundry

continued anti-social distancing 

what times are these anyway

that “try men’s and woman’s souls” 


Phone is ringing

as I write this



my words, I decide,

must be more important

than those who robocall me

can robots get Covid 19

can we change that 

will return to nightly reading

before we nightly     

watch a DVD

which, more than likely,

only one of us likes

will not return

to life regular

in future


feel like we are

have become 

medical prisoners of

not war


prisoners of the Covid




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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