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the gamble of the agile


Recorded two new songs today with Billy Clarksville, and both turned out fine, each one take, and I did close enough to what I’d hoped . . . talking blues using what Lady K. calls my creature voice.

Here’s the first one, Move Over, music/mix/recording by Billy Clarksville, words & voice are mine —

Move Over

Watch for danger on the tables
sort the motion from the side
keep on moving soft as Able
when to Cain he cried
as his smoke scurried skyward
while his brother’s fire died

“Why burn grain my only brother
When God wants blood not yet dried
because God and man on flesh survive
so forget the cheek, the halfway humble
we glory God with genocide.”

That was the gamble of the agile
when we crept from sea to land
and though the problem’s far from over
violence still gums up the plan

This eye for eye and cheek for cheek
pads the pockets of the rich
hurts the meek

T’ain’t I and I my angry brother
versus you and you and yours of yore
all of us under rich bloodsuckers
pulling strings from top for more
and when we fight, they win
but if we unite well that’s something else again

Until then help your neighbor
help your friend
help yourself self help again

It’s your corner, it’s your light
your smile here might make right
bemuse there
reduce the glare

– Smith, 11.18.2015

poeboy01start of 20″ x 16″ assemblage titled X O Poe Boy

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