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Our relationship was forged to the soundtrack of Yoko Ono's magic,
frenetic, love-laden song, "Walking On Thin Ice." ( play song )

47 Steps

sin dealer from the womb

47 Steps

Down three flights to basement
start two load wash
come up
back down load 1 in dryer
come up
down remove dry replace wet
up again
down get dry
down with third load of sheets
back up for forgotten top sheet
down with upper sheet
up for forgotten soap
down start last load
down dryer load load
down get dry
down two flights to plant four milkweeds
then down to the basement to step count
940 steps, 7,520 inches, 627 feet, .12 miles,
the thousand steps of Sysiphus in training.

– Smith, 5.29.2014

New song cut yesterday – lyrics and voices me, music, mix, and recording Peter Ball, 2:22. Click here to hear Back Bottom Blues.

Back Bottom Blues (the song)
Going down to river bottom
see what’s washed up by the tide,
sniff and pinch and taste if nature,
pluck and poke and prise if died.
Or take a walk down back street alley
check on state of underground,
some new truths might be rising
offering us better sound.

Strange new views crawling upward
Anti static going down
Old ways no longer awkward
Need new true for firmer ground

– Smith, 5.28.2014

assistant Sisyphus

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