Month: August 2019

  • the 2nd coming mending wall

    Strange – I pick these 2 poems for their moral implications, and find they were written within 5 years of each other, back in the WW I days – the war that ended all wars. The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats, 1919 Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the […]

  • free will on the installment plan

    Recent Facebook statuses: ~ ~ ~ I am what I is… not much mainstream involved. ~ ~ ~ Been thinking about joining the power structure. I am white. I am male. I am old. Of course I’m poorer than Trump’s chance of telling the truth, and I’m not a lizard-person, so there is that. Can […]

  • Lady poem – Days of Untrouble

    Days of Untrouble Realizing my chimpanzee wants to scream is a relief from assigning words to my tantrums, monsters in the wild mind mercury in my pinball machine When in grace, I think it’s like this: I unroll my tongue I unzip my face down to my bowels I unfold myself onto the clean slate […]

  • last week’s ego

    last week’s ego “It’s time for Smith again (Steven B. Smith), hot on the airwaves (heatwaves!) from Cleveland! And a big thank-you to him for, as usual, waking us up on a Friday with his sharp-edged poems and visuals.” – sez Medusa’s Kitchen editor/publisher Kathy Kieth. 10 fotos 9 poems at Medusa’s Kitchen –

  • last month’s ego

    I haven’t blogged my last 2 monthly features on Medusa’s Kitchen. Gonna have to give my ego a shake. Here’s last month’s, which I particularly enjoyed – 10 fotos, 9 poems (3 of which have audio links). Per editor/publisher Kathy Kieth – “Thank you, Smith (Steven B. Smith), for your rattlin’ rhythms on this hot […]