Word Picture #2 and 3

These Poems are more of the set

dedicated to John McCleod, Artist

Word Picture  # 2

We rang the buzzer
which was better
than ringing the buzzard
Orig  10-16-05  revised 2-13-06

Word  Picture  #3

Of course
you need to keep the
gallery door locked
art may jump out
eyes might jump in

Of course
a buzzer must be rung
better than a buzzard
smaller than a lizard
brighter than a blizzard

Of course
the artist wouldn’t want
open doors
open art
open heart

Of course
we and he are
off course
wanting to just walk in
off the streets of Jackson
just like anybody’s time-

2) remembering the day
Nest wood and Marble
John McCleod

For him
is Chattanoga
more art
Next is retired
next is family
next is??

Next for me
is rearranging the world
after that
maybe I’ll write some more
before I die

Next for me is Swarthmore
wet but unchanged
rained eight days in a row
Wil and becky
took their cats
to an Ark on the roof
and waited

Next are friends
some rising
some falling
some planning to surprise me
they just don’t know it yet

Next is

What is next
for you
cooking and preparing politics
cleaning out the White House
from the current infestations
shopping for change
stand by your man
not on him


When we come home
our group will peer at us
5 cats
one dog
and a very tired house…

What is beyond
The door

Bob Small from 10-16-05     revised 2-13-06

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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