Month: June 2021

  • unsubtle shuffle

    unsubtle shuffle Bad Kitty – Liz Phair Switch Blade – Duke Ellington Hoochie Woman – Tori Amos I Wanna Be Your Dog – The Stooges John/Joseph – The Narcotix Strong Feelings – Dry Cleaning Agnostic Preacher’s Lament – Todd Snider Burning – King Buffalo Fistful of Glass – Tal Wilkenfeld Crying Lightning – Arctic Monkeys […]

  • weex worx

    2021.6.18 – Yesterday 2021.6.19 – The body 2021.6.22 – Money Jungle 2021.6.23 – The tune and tang 2021.6.24 – Yellow blush of green in spring ~ ~ ~ Yesterday My road map hope for best fear worst I can tell you now the answer ain’t 42 but thanks for all the fish Always dark under […]

  • famous in the neighborhood

    A friend asked for a copy of this poem from The Big Book of Daniel from Bottom Dog Press, 2011, edited by Maj Ragain. Famous in the Neighborhood Famous in the neighborhood Among children and gods And all living things hidden I walk about talking nonsense Inhaling through the ears energy Putting humor on the […]

  • new strange and old

    new strange and old shuffle in the dark… Home on the Range – Roy Rogers The Resignation vs The Comeback Special – Todd Snider Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman Black & Tan Fantasy – Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Gimme the Car – Violent Femmes Night Train – Jimmy Forrest Identikit – Radiohead […]

  • deer, groundhogs, skunk, raccoon, birds, bees, elephant

    For $40, you can feed a raccoon 4 fish. We bought a 141 yr-old house, overlooking the Cleveland Zoo, with a large, irregular backyard bigger than the house. Lady decided to landscape. Started buying used brick and slate. Began a snaking brick-lined slate path, added a brick patio for the beehive, then dug a fishpool […]

  • 6/12-17/2021

    6/12-17/2021 ~ ~ ~ Day is rock life is hill wife keeps me going ~ ~ ~ I know the status quo wife above husband below ~ ~ ~ My flesh my bone what’s me? ~ ~ ~ Good bad bad good that’s life ~ ~ ~ Lilacs soft slow sun park bench heaven ~ […]

  • recent words

    recent words ~ ~ ~ With dog there are two mind sets — now! and why not now! ~ ~ ~ Dark down fire out linger ~ ~ ~ Welcome to the future — costs more for less ~ ~ ~ Feral cat creeping dangling from its mouth a mouse ~ ~ ~ They is […]

  • a trail of 2 cities

    Essaouira, Morocco Synchronicity… Everytime I open my laptop, it presents me with a foto from the cloud for me to like or not. This past week it showed me Essaouira, Morocco, a walled city we lived in for 2 months in 2007. This was probably the apex for me of our 31 months of living […]

  • my May Medusa

    I quite like my May feature on Medusa’s Kitchen — 9 poems, 10 fotos. This isn’t always the case since I submit them a month before they appear, and I’m not always happy when I read them 4 weeks later. Publisher/editor Kathy Kieth’s blurb is much appreciated as well: “Our thanks to Steven Smith for […]

  • all day I face the barren waste without the taste of water

    They’re fixing a hole gushing water in our one-block dead-end street, and turned our water off with no warning. I drove out and got 3 gallons of water, and the street was closed when I got back, so parked and walked in. It looks to be at least an all day thing. I feel helpless […]