#15 Tidal

Friday, April 21st., 2000

Faculty Art Exhibit at PAPA seen on 9-29-00

#15 Tidal

Kate Moran

Bronze, steel, springs, wood, electric

(For John Brown, Poet)

Note-If you want to view this piece, turn i the switch.

Please turn off when finished viewing. Thank you.

She creates a man

who can be turned off and on

by a switch

is there a message here

issues of control

should the operators

of this mechanical

only be female.

2) What is a marriage anyhow

but a series of battles

for control

a war that only ends in


fought over the tiniest

of unimaginable Maginot lines

fought by those

who don’t have the vision

to own their own countries.

And Gays and Lesbians

want to also be married.


3) The metal man

is reaching out

for lust, for strength,

to control his own life

to be plastic, paper,

or oil,

in a book,

in a movie,

in TV,

in a mind-

You are now finished








for the next



Bob Small-8-7-01

from 10-15-00

originally written on train to New York

From The Wintering This Year


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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