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back in the u.s.a.


Smith collage from 1980s Clevebland Rag-o-zeen – foto by Smith

Rented a 3rd floor apartment today in an old Victorian house just the other side of the bridge (we’re all on the wrong side of the tracks here). Two large rooms, two bedrooms, an odd knook, kitchen, bathroom with essential tub, storage space in the basement, and parking in back.

Back in the states 16 days and so far we’ve bought a used car, rented an apartment, attended one book and three poetry readings, read at an open mic, have been treated to five dinners and a couple stones, each got our foto and a poem in a new Cleveland book of poets, and arranged our first featured reading for May. Now we need furniture.

Then we need a life. Is very odd to go from the inexpensive slow sun and stone of Mexico to costly fast cold Cleveland. Lady says life, pace and people are faster here, with the stress and anxiety levels much much greater. I agree. This moving back to America is not without its costs and problems.

Once we get settled, I’m going to collage more used furniture, make form funtion. Covered a wooden chair in torn and burned American flags back in the 1980s – always hoped Congress would outlaw burning American flags so my dozen pieces using them would sky-rocket in shock value. I have a big box of newspaper book magazine words and images I’ve collected for more than a decade. It–along with some of dead Mother Dwarf’s and dead Cat’s works of art–are in storage along with some of my masterpieces. This time next year I’ll need to have an art show. My last solo show was 2006, my first 1984. Time to get back in the old art game.


Smith collage from 1980s Clevebland Rag-o-zeen – foto by Smith

Smith collage from 1980s Clevebland Rag-o-zeen – foto by Smith

Smith collage from 1980s Clevebland Rag-o-zeen – foto by Smith

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