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...and they lived happily ever after. Smith & Lady: poets, artists, photographers & adventurers.
Our relationship was forged to the soundtrack of Yoko Ono's magic,
frenetic, love-laden song, "Walking On Thin Ice." ( play song )

Down Line Time

November 24th, 2014

Down Line Time

In bed awake
Bitterroot Rocky Mountain
mid Idaho panhandle
dark without within
unfit for tribe
trapped by family
imprisoned in flesh
the train wail rising up valley
muted mountain madness
promised elsewhere unnear
not now not here
not knowing when I grew up
and tried to get out
they’d demand a ticket.

Six decade down the line been done and seen
two-third cross country
three continents
ten countries
and the muted train wails from the Flats now rising
like midnight Miles magic
no longer soothe with promise
but pause with premise . . .
and reminisce.

– Smith, 11.24.2014


Hank’s Highway

November 22nd, 2014


Hank’s Highway

If the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise
or the drugs don’t kill you in the back of your ride
I’ll catch you soon some Saturday night
hear Hey Good Lookin’ and I Saw the Light
but just in case you died 62 years ago
when I was 6 and too young to know
well, we’ll play a stack of your vinyl hits
ride the Lost Highway
dig down the do dips
get the chills the way you sang and played
man you were good and so soon gone
still eating rich off your song
told Minnie Pearl you were lost to night
but way you sing you bring the light
as should we
each our own
trying to reach in seed your sown.

Wear my soul through to follow your shoe
your old cold moan owning the blues
lay my heart at the beat of your feet
no matter the play, you’re a one-way street.

– Smith, 11.22.2014



Society for the Dissemination of Art tract #2

November 20th, 2014

2.5 x 4 inches closed
SDA Tract #2, Winter, 2014, published & edited by Joanne Meincke
poems by Dianne Borsenik, fotos by Lady K

The second free Art Tract from Joanne Meincke’s Society for the Dissemination of Art has been published. It features poems by Dianne Borsenik and fotos by Lady K Smith.

This continuing project was started when Joanne was handed a religious tract on the street and thought “I should do this with art.”

You can submit art, fotos, and short poems to Joanne at FaceBook – Society for the Dissemination of Art.

The first art tract may be downloaded free here:

See blog fotos of Art Tract #1:

2.5 x 4 inches closed
5 x 4 inches 1st open
10 x 4 inches 2nd open
SDA Tract #2, Winter, 2014, published & edited by Joanne Meincke
poems by Dianne Borsenik, fotos by Lady K



November 20th, 2014


Sunshine mind
in a dark house, thousands
of sisters, brothers
and my mom

Honey all winter long

~ Lady


bitz & piecez

November 18th, 2014

Mary E. Weems

Poet, Professor, Playwright

Reading Mary Weems’
serial daily haiku
I grin, nod head yes.

– Smith, 11.18.2014

Mary E. Weems

We were outside this morning in 12° . . . Lady was going running but couldn’t see because her glasses fogged up, so I offered to take them upstairs and put them in my pocket. As she left, I took a couple fotos, walked less than 100 feet, moved the car, came upstairs. When she returned and asked for her glasses, they weren’t in my pocket.

Went out and closely searched my entire route. No glasses. I felt like a pile of do-doo. She was graciously forgiving. Still felt like crap. Took flashlight and broom back out, swept the leaves, looked in the shadows, and finally found them under a parked car. No logic for them being there. No logic for them falling out of my jacket pocket.

But for once logic ruled. I had a finite path from the front of the house to the back. If second search hadn’t succeeded, I was going to crawl the route sifting everything with my frozen fingers. I am so grateful for the amazing luck I’ve been gifted my entire life. No fame, no money, but good friends, good adventures (and bad), good parents, good luck.

foto I took before I lost her glasses

Last night I got sick, probably food poisoning. Lost my inner ear balance so as I walked, I fell to the left, had to hang onto items to walk. Got a little scared, researched things like stroke symptoms (not even close) and the closest I could come was inner ear damage.

Suspected food poisoning though because it happened once before when we lived in Mexico — the room was spinning so badly I leaned left holding myself up by the wall as I walked . . . in between walls, I had to crawl. That episode was way worse than this one.

Woke up this morning with minor vertigo, but as soon as I ate, It was gone.


morning window


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