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frenetic, love-laden song, "Walking On Thin Ice." ( play song )

first flesh, then machine


Spent a couple hours in two waiting rooms today reading a 1958 paperback of An Introduction to Haiku: An Anthology of Poems and Poets from Basho to Shiki by Harold Gould Henderson. Excellent read.

Had a cat scan this morning followed by two hours waiting for our car’s wheel bearings to be replaced.

These aren’t haiku, just what oozed out reading while waiting.

Reading in the Waiting Room

Magnetic machines,
human pain and misery
wanting room.

Two waiting rooms,
hospital, then car repair,
is my life a third?

First flesh, then machine,
waiting room to room
haiku waits with me.

Two hour car shop,
in mens room twice,
mediocre music.

Small wallets,
cringing people wading
cost estimates.

Car repair
free pastries free coffee
six hundred dollars.

– Smith, 3.21.2016

Pa-n-law’s backyard drone video used my song Optional Gravy for its soundtrack >

A Late Winter Drone with Optional Gravy



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