Pappy – foto Smith
40 years ago I asked my father Pappy Smith to write or draw in my art journal. This is what I got.
Number 1 Son
by Pappy Smith
I ain’t no artist so I can’t paint a
I ain’t no poet so no poetry
I ain’t no writer so can’t write a
story and therefore can’t write
anything in this book.
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He was 50 when he wrote this; it’s his one and only poem and appears in Stations of the Lost & Found, a true story of armed robbery, stolen cars, outsider art, mutant poetry, underground publishing, robbing the cradle and leaving the country by Smith & Lady, which will be available next week for online ordering. Finally, after almost seven years in the making and 66 years of living it, my memoir makes its move.
Pappy – fotos Smith