The Covid Cafe #24 A Swarthmore Day in the Garden

The Covid Cafe #24  

A Swarthmore Day in the Garden 

As Lord of the Compost

and Guardian of Mulch Land

I brought these buckets to Paula

as the strawberries found their way

into the ground 

 

a trio

a quartet

sometimes even a quintet of our chickens

joined us and

did their own digging

Swarthmoreans and Swarthmorons

walked down the skinny sidewalk

older couples, younger couples

those uncoupled

couples with kids dogs and-

even a former Mayor now on to grander things

all stopped and talked all social

all at a distance, but a social distance

Would this day

have been

the same if not for-

what day

comes tomorrow

and tomorrow again 

 

when does

this

become history 

when

can

we

dream

again

when can

we expect

a better wind

from 3-22-90

 

 

 

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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