Lexington #1

The Kentucky-Ecuador Series
(Gallery Hope at Lexington, KY-
presentation of Kentucky-Ecuador Partners)


Explore Ecuador #1
He sees the inner light
Soly Herrara


Not our dog
would not be touched
by the spirit world
her world is cooked bones
warm bones
she doesn’t catch her own
not for her the wild
catchecism of the prey
of the prayer for the hunt
of the seeking of self
of the wolf
on the mountain
do dogs have souls
or only wolves?

More pastoral for her
long walks with Paula
rolling rolling rolling
on the Crum Creek grass
only physical
not meta only physical
not alpha more beta
only physical

Our male cat
tyre by name
has been misinformed
thinks he is a bengal tiger
just waiting
for the proper height and teeth
our dog believes him
but we, of course,
We all live in
our own private delusions
some nights,
the growls seem so loud

Dax, the dog
waits for walks
waits for food
waits for sleep
waits to be scratched
to have balls thrown
or other entertainment
has no need of religion
does not know St. Francis
or does not let on to us
if she does

Dax does not sweat
the big questions
Could that be serenity?

Of course I speak for Dax
only in our world
in her world
she speaks for us
she speaks well of us
we’ll never know
not speaking Dog

Wolves know spirit
at sky
Not live
with the
long two legs
how can
live with
long two legs
and know spirit

One night
dax will hear spirit
we will hear an open window…..
Bob Small 12-13-05 from 10/4/06

reviewed 7-19-13




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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