Knoxville Museum of Art 2 Poems from 2002

The river flows at The Knoxville Museum of Art

Glass so sheer
it even scared her
her who doesn’t usually respect heights
‘cause she can’t see herself falling
like her husband who has seen it in dreams
since before he had could spell memory

Gargoyles and such on the fence
over and before
we got to where
this great overlook snared us
speaking of the river where I
could flat out tell noone ever leaps into

 As I felt the glass panel
smooth and sheer and keeping the river down there
down where it belonged and not into my head
I wondered how often I would come here
If I lived closer
I wondered how often I would come here
knowing I could
knowing I could

Bob Small  12-27-03-revised 3-8-04
Garden outside the Knoxville Museum of Art

Little Garden
between Museum and Condos
wonder if people practicing to be lovers
come here on Sundays

Little Garden
is this where you take a person
by the river by the bushes
by the fate of the sun

Little Garden
is this where you think weakness might occur
where someone might agree to something
that they should agree to anyway

Little Garden
in a light, bright rain
where you cover the person with yourself
as they welcome it

Little Garden
is this where they take you
to explain that everything is a book
and all books have endings

Bob Small       12-27-03-revised 3-6-04

reviewed  7-23-13


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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