The Death Cart

The Death Cart.  Gallery 110
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Carretta de la Muerte
Artist unknown New Mexico 1880-1990


So little is known
though probably a Penitent
Death  was paraded through the streets
to remind

This was an age before
the clash and crash of media
words, then, would not suffice
see the results of not being saved

Hutchinson, Kansas has the
Death Cart by Ben Ortega
That was the Penitente Brotherhood
with the dead  a woman, Dona Sebastiana


Then there is Luis Tapia’s Smithsonian
Horacio Valdez of St. Louis and…
this is Philadelphia
Where we need not reminders of death

of course there is more on Google
Yahoo, other search engines
you can look there for yourself
determine your current status of self, live or dead


When you search yourself
and find the death cart Ikon
maybe this is the time
when time ceases

Bob Small  3-1-09
 revised 3-2-09
reviewed without change
on 9-8-2013


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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