Veterinarian gives free care to senior citizens

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VETERINARIAN GIVES FREE CARE TO
SENIOR CITIZENS #

I wake up to the sound of un clear nu clear
air raid si rens
The radio tells me
a bomb is headed here
from some other where
it is now too late to speak to peace
The radio tells me
the end has come
we now have sixteen minutes
to say good byes
after this short while
there will be no we
should I call her
or does time end
before I can speak

I will no longer
have need of dreams
or needs
or dreams 
"The circle
has been broken" 
whatever words may be spoken
Let us speak now
for there is a long never
coming directly
down
on us.

by Bob Small
Philadelphia, PA

#For a number of months, I've been fifgting
with my scanner/ocr combination
today, working past my cold,
I won!

From an old issue of Philadelphia Poets

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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