Ecuador #4, parts 4 to 6

Ecuador 4 Parts 4 to 6




Eucador 4 # 4-6


a     Back home are

b      five chickens

c      five

d     chickens


a & b    all lined up

c & d     all lined up

d            in their coop

a & c      all lined up

b & d      all lined up

all             we cannot call them

a                                  see them

c               all is peace

b& d         we must have belief in that


all            Back home are three cats

b               three cats

d               one outdoor, two indoor

a& d          one outdoor, two indoor

a                 came i back in another life

                                           in another form

b & c                                  in another form, in another formula

a                  I would this roamer outdoor cat be

                    a feline tabby i would-


d               watch the lights in the house

all              we do not need words nor know them

a                 it is enough to see

c                 it is enough to see

b                  end of part 4


Part 5



a                          Back home is Alfie

bc                                                   Alfie

abc                                                 Al fie

all                                                   Al fie

                             our Terrier, a terror of a Terrier, a terrorista of  a Terrier  

bc                         barkaphonic Al Phie

abc                       who threatens Trucks and bigger dogs

all                         thirty pounds of terror

a                           We miss him in spite of himself

 all                        himself so full of himself

abc                       if only we could hear terrier dreams

bc                          see

abc                        terrier dreams

bc                           scent

abc                         terrier dreams

all                            and take his nightmares from him

c                               that make him cry and bite

all                              cry and bite, cry and bite

end of part 5


Part 6

c                                      This is

bc                                    Wednesday now

ad                                    now Wednesday

d                                       today is a night of quiet

all                                                      a night of quiet

                                            time has stopped

d                                          and need not start a gain


b                                          for a short while

bd                                        for a short while

abd                                              a short while

all                                                  a short smile

 d                                          for at least

                                              a short while

all                                          there are times

                                               best left for

bcd                                         silence

bd                                            silence

b                                               silence

d                                               he manages to say anyhow                                      

























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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