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another deca-harvest

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

10 day harvest

2021.9.21 – Far train wailing
2021.9.22 – The clock bongs fade
2021.9.23 – Light rain
2021.9.24 – Conversation with Wife 54
2021.9.25 – Status Report 311
2021.9.26 – Status Report 312
2021.9.29 – Walking dog
2021.9.30 – Dog leash one hand

~ ~ ~

Far train wailing
night rain falling
new day calling

~ ~ ~

The clock bongs fade
the sirens continue
the circle eats itself

~ ~ ~

Light rain
I walk faster
rain rains faster

~ ~ ~

Conversation with Wife 54

What does a pun become when it grows up?
“What?”
A midnight clear.
“Wha????”
Once a pun, a midnight clear.
“Sigh”
Whose sigh you on, anyway?

~ ~ ~

Status Report 311

Old waiting room folk
glance at younger wife
give me evil eye

One of those days
where this far’s
far enough

Sun gone
moon here
sleep

~ ~ ~

Status Report 312

In mini-mall
watching people pain walking
sidewalks cracked

Dust when dry
mud when wet
one-way road

~ ~ ~

Walking dog
petting cat
working 8-fold path

Caterpillar dies into butterfly
what about I?
new life, or lie?

~ ~ ~

Dog leash one hand
poo bag other
rising mist before me

Top leaf of tree
catches first sun
is this eleafist?

 

doin’ the segue shuffle . . .

Monday, September 27th, 2021

doin’ the segue shuffle . . .

O Money – The Mekons
Elephant Talk – King Crimson
One Of My Kind – Concrete Blonde
Bywater Bhangra (Improv #1) – The Dead Kenny G’s
If Jesus Drove A Motor Home – Jim White w/ Aimee Mann
Your Mama Won’t Like Me – Suzi Quatro
Johnny Feelgood – Liz Phair
Mechanical Flattery – Lydia Lunch
#1 Crush (Nelle Hooper Mix) – Garbage
New Orleans Is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
What We All Want – The Dandy Warhols w/ Gang of Four
I’d Rather Be A Devil – Guadalupe Plata
Misterioso – Thelonious Monk
Thanks A Lot – Ernest Tubb
Federal Funding – Cake
I Ate Lucy – Critters Buggin
My Shits Fucked Up – Kinky Friedman

 

shuffle nuff . . .

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

shuffle nuff . . .

Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores – Bauhaus
Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
Restin’ Bones – Primus
Chaise Longue – Wet Leg
Hoochie Woman – Tori Amos
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
I’m Afraid of Americans (Nine Inch Nails edit) – David Bowie
The Snake and the Moon – Dead Can Dance
Egyptian Blues – Ellen McIlwaine
Pedestrian At Best – Courtney Barnett
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan
Bad Karma – Miley Cyrus & Joan Jett
Thanks A Lot – Ernest Tubb
War Pigs – Cake
Family Pain – Swamp Dogg
The Resignation vs The Comeback Special – Todd Snider
Backward Country Boy Blues – Duke Ellington, Mingus, Max Roach
Nuages – Willie Nelson

 

10 day word harvest

Monday, September 20th, 2021

10 day word harvest

2021.9.13 – Don’t know where I’m going
2021.9.14 – Got my truth
2021.9.15 – black / white
2021.9.18 – Distant dog barking
2021.9.19 – Silent meadow
2021.9.20 – It’s too quiet

~ ~ ~

Don’t know where I’m going
till I leave where I been

Yes we have no mañanas
we have no mañanas today

You pay my life with your’s
I pay your’s with mine

~ ~ ~

Got my truth
ain’t THE truth
neither is yours

~ ~ ~

black / white
red
yellow
green
blue . . . history’s rainbow

~ ~ ~

Distant dog barking
rooster crowing
mist rising

~ ~ ~

Silent meadow
early morning mist
walking dog

~ ~ ~

Status Report 310

It’s too quiet
I know they’re out there somewhere
waiting

Pre-dawn coffee
pre-dawn bagel
pre-dawn toke

Used to live
at Drug & Wine
til wine went south

Dog sez
my food gone
have yours?

 

yr face’ll freeze like that

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

some Smith crimes











 

potential fotos for future CCP, book 2 of 2

Friday, September 17th, 2021

potential fotos for future Crisis Chronicles Press, book 2 of 2:

2face

8eyelip

americanstandard

bingo

blacklight

buddhabound

cashpresley

coffeemaker

deadend

deadmansfingers

doo_wop

dyslexia

dyslexic

endoftheroad

fallingheart

ghostfeather

goingdown3times

greyway

headghost

hivehead01 (sculpture by Lady)

leafalone

lifewalk

lipservice

mothernight

mouthman

nightmood

quantumshadow

redfonewoman

reincarnation

sameoldsong

shroud

slidingscale

starkiss

subconscious

testsubject

timelord

wittgensteinschair

 

potential fotos for future CCP book 1 of 2

Friday, September 17th, 2021

potential fotos for future Crisis Chronicles Press, book 1 of 2:

1bird2lines

arise

badroadahead

blackcopter

bluebutterfly

circuitdiver

dandelion

eveningstar

fertilization

flightplan

getair

hearth

hereanddowntheroad

learntofly

mammonman

mindfrost

moodstorm

moonrisejunction

motherwell

onehandspaceman

opart

problem

shoeline

stairwellway

thereisawar

timelines

turkeytracks

twopigeonone

underside

updown

upendthis

 

understudies, go-fers, stepping stones, fluffers, support, flotsam, filler, and worse

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

“Sweet talker Steven B. Smith has strolled into the Kitchen again today, bringing his six-guns and his silver tongue to cheer us up. Thanks, Steven, for spreading your silver again to brighten the days.”
– Kathy Kieth, editor/publisher of Medusa’s Kitchen’s daily posting of words and art

understudies, go-fers, stepping stones, fluffers, support, flotsam, filler, and worse . . . 9 poems, 10 fotos

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2021/09/drawing-down.html

 

my evening shufflation . . .

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

my evening shufflation . . .

Blood For Poppies – Garbage
Mule Skinner Blues – Merle Haggard
No Regrets – Billie Holiday
The Adults Are Talking – The Strokes
I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
(I Can’t Afford) Your Shitty Dreamhouse – Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
Rock Lobster – The B-52’s
Whitey On The Moon – Gil Scott-Heron
John/Joseph – The Narcotix
I’m Clean – Priest
Walking On Thin Ice – Yoko Ono
Out Come The Freaks – Was (Not Was)
I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch – Courtney Barnett
Wide Wide River – The Fugs
Kool-Aid – Ry Cooder
Mama Bake a Pie (Daddy Kill a Chicken) – Drive-By Truckers
Backlash Blues – Nina Simone
Holi Color Festival Song – Ravi Shankar

 

safari September so far . . .

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

safari September so far . . .

~ ~ ~

Face to sun
eyes closed
listening

Night train
Harlem nocturne
heart and soul

Janus blind
looking both ways
into nothing

Eyes closed
face to sun
recharging

~ ~ ~

Thin ice
load on back
slip slide crack

As seasons go
I be gone
past participant

~ ~ ~

Sun sets
day dims
road goes on

~ ~ ~

24 hours
sitting 5 yr-old niece
10 pounds of sugar in a caffeinated cup

~ ~ ~

Standing in shadow
looking at the sun
can’t be done

~ ~ ~

The anti-vaxxers are saying
Their right to be stupid
Is more important than my right to life

~ ~ ~

You got your version
I got mine
one of us be lyin’

To operate in this insane world
you best be a little crazy
and a lot crooked

Between the current
and the coming
more lies

It’s sex and gasoline
black caffeine
and pedal to mental gone

~ ~ ~

Some long for yesterday
others worship tomorrow
today sorrow

Yet today’s tomorrow’s yesterday

From east creeps beast
while west rots rest

~ ~ ~

2021.9.1 – Face to sun
2021.9.2 – Thin ice
2021.9.3 – Sun sets
2021.9.6 – 24 hours
2021.9.7 – Standing in shadow
2021.9.8 – The anti-vaxxers are saying
2021.9.9 – You got your version
2021.9.10 – Some long for yesterday

 

 
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