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Archive for August, 2015

same sun

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015


Pleasureville, Kentucky

Status Report 61

New town
New time
Same sun

– Smith, 8.18.2015


Pleasureville, Kentucky


soothe to see, see to soothe

Monday, August 17th, 2015



Status Report 60

Inner wall dark
room dim within

Open window glowing
sycamore tree bathed in setting sun

Wind playing leaves —
soothe to see, see to soothe

– Smith, 8.17.2015



we are what we keep

Saturday, August 15th, 2015


Status Report 59

we are what we keep.

– Smith, 8.15.2015



first run showing starts before dawn

Friday, August 14th, 2015



Status Report 58

Crickets and car sounds
tree frogs and tire swish
night leaves in breeze
tomorrow’s real
and first run showing starts before dawn

– Smith, 8.14.2015




espresso lane

Thursday, August 13th, 2015


Status Report 57

First espresso —
Express! Oh! Go!




56 cents/book 4 18 books @ Guide to Kulchur

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015


Status Report 56

Sun soft warm
day breezy
stone spreading easy
carry bike from basement
pedal 4 miles to fifty-six cents a book
for 18 books written past 975 years
fifty-six cents a book
fifty-six cents for
The Song Of Roland – 1040 to 1115, Turold
Pudd’nhead Wilson – 1894, Mark Twain
Pygmalion – 1913, Bernard Shaw
Babylon Revisited – 1920-37, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mrs. Dalloway – 1925, Virginia Woolf
Things Fall Apart – 1959, Chinua Achebe
To Kill A Mockingbird – 1960, Harper Lee
Podkayne Of Mars – 1963, Robert A. Heinlein
A Purple Place For Dying – 1964, John D. MacDonald
Darker Than Amber – 1966, John D. MacDonald
One Fearful Yellow Eye – 1966, John D. MacDonald
Forerunner Foray – 1973, Andre Norton
Falconer – 1975, John Cheever
A Feast Of Snakes – 1976, Harry Crews
The Dean’s December – 1982, Saul Bellow
Black Alley – 1996, Mickey Spillane
The Active Side Of Infinity – 1998, Carlos Castaneda
Team Rodent: How Disney Devours The World – 1998, Carl Hiaasen
at Rafeeq’s Guide to Kulchur
$10-bag-o-basement-books-moving-down-the-street sale
because team GTK’s heading six blocks south
to Guide to Kulchur: Books, Art, & News, version 2.0
where I will follow
cuz anyone displaying
The Executioner #45 (1982) next to Jane Eyre (1847)
is my tribe of people.

– Smith, 8.12.2015



the wheel run around

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015




Status Report 55

You go you go you go you go
you keep on going
living your life
slightly off balance
tilted forward
you keep stepping to stop falling
and you step you step you step you step
until long way tomorrow
is far yesterday
so you go
you keep on going
you go you go you go
you try not to fall.

– Smith, 8.11.2015



run round the wheel

Monday, August 10th, 2015

goldbuddhaboyand so it goes . . .

Status Report 54

Get up.
Do this.
Check that.
Run round the wheel.
Run round the wheel.
Run round the wheel.
Check that.
Do this.

– Smith, 8.10.2015


sidewalk cave painting



mind reminting maybe

Sunday, August 9th, 2015


Status Report 53

Crickets and frogs sing their song
outside darkened window,
weave traffic tire hiss
with swish of this
and modal trains far in the night
moaning for softer sidings
down track and back.

There’s magic in rising before the sun,
a taste of space before time tang
to sit and sip and wait for light,
mind reminting maybe.

– Smith, 8.9.2015



cat food toucher

Saturday, August 8th, 2015


Status Report 52

The cat saunters in, sits,
looks at me, meows.
I stand.
She rubs my right ankle
then my left,
after which we slow walk to the kitchen
side by side
so I can touch the dry food in her already full bowl
ten, fifteen times a day
to reassure her.

– Smith, 8.8.2015



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