Lessons for living with Deer Numbers 3 to 12, a Poem for Swarthmore only

Lessons for living with Deer, numbers 3 through 12

Maybe if we hadn’t hacked away their Habitat

so fiercely, and made sure their predators were removed

and didn’t truly believe truly believe

that we are the number one species but what if?

I’ve seen people leave food for deer food for deer

as though they were a species worth saving a species worth having

well, deer are cuter than scorpions, I guess, but still

isn’t what species survive purely our decision

isn’t the survival of species our decision

unless there’s another, inter-planetary species

that looks down at us

and laughs and laughs and laughs until one day-

cull is such a neutral word

should we cull all the Republicans, all the Democrats

all the -maybe we just need to learn to live with them

and hope other species will look at us and do the same

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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