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...and they lived happily ever after. Smith & Lady: poets, artists, photographers & adventurers.
Our relationship was forged to the soundtrack of Yoko Ono's magic,
frenetic, love-laden song, "Walking On Thin Ice." ( play song )

burned out, beat up, and broke


Burned Out, Beat Up, and Broke

Sweating in the humid heat
air conditioner off
trying to save a penny

Sitting alone, unstoned
wife all work low pay
no way to pitch a penny

Reading through broken glasses
wearing worn-out shoes
saving couple pennies

Keep cavities extra month
put off neck operation
keep a few more cents

Drinking less coffee
without any cookies
save a dollar

Thinking gravy while eating gruel
ignoring good scents
makes cents

It’s not all bad
this going in cycles
cuz brass ring’ll come round again

Then we can laugh
how little the penny
bought any

– Smith, 9.15.2016

(got the title from Lady K)


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