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my monthly 10 foto 9 poem Medusa’s Kitchen feature

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

my monthly gig, 4 months into my 5th year.

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-lies-of-monkeys.html

 

month 51, feature 53

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

my Februweary feature on Medusa’s Kitchen…
10 fotos, 9 haiku-ish poems.

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2020/02/nine-quickies.html

Thanks to editor/publisher Kathy Kieth for this 51 month (so far) gig.

 

6 recent poems

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

A few recent poems (of many possibilities).

~ ~ ~

Rant and Roll

Gimme that TV I.V.
for vain in vein insane
gimme booze, sex, gambling
highline fashion
low blows
gimme local lobotomy
drill my lobal monstrosities
gimme gone
gimme go
gimme fast cars in red glow
neon no ones run low
jazz jumped slow
gimme want and went and wan
night in sight of sun
anything to numb
this shit world dumb
to doom due profits sons
in never pure
ever slippin’ strip stream whirl
gimme never when
back then
Zen
but get me gone
I don’t belong
nor do
you

~ ~ ~

A plethora
(hot bath, black coffee, a toke)
of pleasure

~ ~ ~

Lady Wife Lady Friend Lady Companion

Toothpicks in her glasses
twist ties on her boots

she’d walk a country mile
for a country egg
in a New York minute

sez
smile local
go global

bless her suite of heart

~ ~ ~

May You Live in Interesting Times

There’s the known darkness
and the darkeness not yet known

The darkness within the dark
the darkness without

The dark that sparks revere
and dark that undermines the lark

Darkness at the edge of town
darkness all around

But is and isn’t run unclear
in the farce and fear of darkness here

~ ~ ~

Territory

Monkey man
take stick draw line in sand

…there…you…here…me…

as if we get to choose
our abuse

(though we do)

live poet on the line
dead poet in the ground

memory walking

~ ~ ~

The Sisyphus Effect

I tried to tell her
don’t get up
stay in bed
it’s a scam
another reality trick
they get you every time
first you wake up
then you sit up
step out of bed
and whammo
they got you
again
they make you do stuff
be things
go places
eat
defecate
take
fake
I told her
tried to warn her
but no
she’s up
doing yoga
making coffee
petting the cat
listening to Willie Nelson
caught again in the web of want
old debt new due
one more early worm demanding bird

~ ~ ~

 

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Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Rip Tide

Life’s a beach, and sand you die
sow reap rip sew sow reap rip sew so

Our car clock’s running slow
pretty soon we’ll be there before we leave
and won’t even have to go

I’ve realized global warming
is caused by too many hot babes,
and not enough cool cats
to lower their temperature.

It’s all telepathetic

– Smith 1.3.2020

 

random fotos w/o logic

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

random fotos w/o logic













 

Elephant Things

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Paper cutouts, opening credits
the indie film of my childhood,
Babar on paper waves, hands in pocket,
Babar visits where the wild things are

Gray-brown sweet potato skin,
walking trees, ears buoyant
as butterfly wings alien headcases
accentuate elephant cognition;
catch the taxonomist’s imagination

Under the preponderance of labrador
bonehead browline – alarmed lady eyes
in tree knots and whirls

Old women of the sepia planet
the knees and belly of the mother goddess
unexpected grossness of that mouth lip
labia jutting over the
blue water of murmuring shadow

When tusked, beast
the dark forest of the cerebellum
loping orchestration walking mud,
painterly pointing trunk, brain
for their own traditions,
not for us! Brain
for their own things

~ Lady

 

recent random fotos no connection no logic

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019















 

last month’s feature… + the 49 previous

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Thanks to publisher/editor Kathy Kieth of California, here is my November feature on Medusa’s Kitchen
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/11/bluebird-of-happenstance.html
the usual 10 fotos, 9 poems.

This makes 50 features in 48 months, 4 years of Medusa Smith.
(There’re 50 because 2 months I had a 2nd Sunday feature.)

420 poems, 448 fotos, 30 songs, 55 years – so far… here are their links.

December 2015 – Just Different Crazy
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2015/12/just-different-crazy.html

December 2015 – Creation Mist
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2015/12/creation-mist.html

January 2016 – Twixt Ape and Angel
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/01/twixt-ape-and-angel.html

February 2016 – Poems from Six Decades
http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/02/poems-from-six-decades.html

March 2016 – Status Report
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/03/status-report.html

April 2016 – Food in, Food Out
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/04/food-in-food-out.html

May 2016 – Dung or Diamond
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/05/dung-or-diamond.html

June 2016 – Truth du Jour
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/06/truth-du-jour.html

July 2016 – A Past That’s Worth Hiding
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-past-thats-worth-hiding.html

August 2016 – Looking for the Nice in the Nasty
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/08/doing-it-for-love.html

September 2016 – This Garden Uneven
http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/09/this-garden-uneven.html

October 2016 – Those Ghosts In-Between
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/10/those-ghosts-in-between.html

November 2016 – Bring Back the Snake
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/11/bring-back-snake.html

December 2017 – Our Lonely Orbitsong
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/12/our-lonely-orbitsong.html

December 2017 – News From the Great Gauze
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2016/12/news-from-great-gauze.html

January 2017 – $uper$eeking
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/01/upereeking.html

February 2017 – Right Left of Wrong
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/02/right-left-of-wrong.html

March 2017 – Up, As in Barking
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/03/up-as-in-barking.html

April 2017 – Lady K
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/04/lady-k.html

May 2017 – Temple of Hope
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/05/temple-of-hope.html

June 2017 – They Call Me Bone
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/06/they-call-me-bone.html

July 2017 – He’s Alive!!!!
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/07/hes-alive.html

August 2017 – Fair is Fair
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/08/fair-is-fair.html

September 2017 – Incest in Sky
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/09/incest-in-sky.html

October 2017 – Blues in my Pockets
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/10/blues-in-my-pockets.html

November 2017 – My Voice Raised in Bell & Chime
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/11/my-voice-raised-in-bell-chime.html

December 2017 – Just Cuz: Mirrors & Moments
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2017/12/just-cuz-mirrors-moments.html

Jaunuary 2018 – Rainingn Cats & Gods
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/01/raining-cats-gods.html

February 2018 – Gung Hay Fat Choy
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/02/gung-hay-fat-choy.html

March 2018 – In the Beginnings
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/03/in-beginnings.html

April 2018 – Entropy’s Rain
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/04/entropys-rain.html

May 2018 – Flight Plans
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/05/flight-plans.html

June 2018 – Ghosts of Thyme
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/06/ghosts-of-thyme.html

July 2018 – They Own Your Ass
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/07/wolf-parts-poems-and-visuals-by-smith.html

August 2018 – Status Report & Spirit Juice
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/08/status-report-spirit-juice.html

September 2018 – Used Ego for Rent
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/09/used-ego-for-rent.html

October 2018 – Sometime Won, Sometimes Lost
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/10/sometimes-won-sometimes-lost.html

November 2018 – The Sun Always Rises
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-sun-always-rises.html

December 2018 – Unreined, Dear
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2018/12/unreined-dear.html

January 2019 – Hope’s Possible
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/01/hopes-possible.html

February 2019 – Be What it Will
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/02/be-what-it-will.html

March 2019 – Becoming One with One
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/03/becoming-one-with-one.html

April 2018 – Fracking the Flux
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/04/fracking-flux.html

May 2018 – Cool and Sly
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/05/cool-and-sly.html

June 2019 – Gotta Try
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/06/gotta-try.html

July 2019 – Doing Time
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/07/doing-time.html

August 2019 – Dark Questionables
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/08/dark-questionables.html

September 2019 – Sisyphus Rocks ‘n Rolls
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/09/sisyphus-rocks-n-rolls.html

October 2019 – Let There Be Light, Momma
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/10/let-there-be-light-momma.html

November 2019 – Bluebird of Happenstance
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/11/bluebird-of-happenstance.html

 

Rufus Thomas, Bill Haley, Alice Cooper, Flo & Eddie, Tiny Tim, Paul Williams, Meat Beat Manifesto, Alex Patterson

Friday, October 25th, 2019

My October feature on Medusa’s Kitchen – 1 long poem written with Lady, 1 haiku-ish, 10 fotos.

“Smith sends us his ode to his interview career, full of his usual bump and grind and look-backs into the past—rosy and not-so-rosy—with the help of his fine Lady. Thanks, Smith and Lady; you two kids keep ‘em coming! (And thanks for the pre-Halloween visions of yourself, Steven! Spooooky!)” – Kathy Kieth, editor/publisher Medusa’s Kitchen/Rattlesnake Press.

My adventures with Rufus Thomas, Bill Haley, Alice Cooper, Flo & Eddie of The Turtles, Tiny Tim, Paul Williams, Jack Dangers & Meat Beat Manifesto, and Alex Patterson of Orb – 1964-1997

https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2019/10/let-there-be-light-momma.html

 

Lady’s latest – Rage

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Rage

We’ve titillated ourselves with our absolutism
as contrary as a self-mutilating Texas Chainsaw Massacre
creep zapping and eating his own scalp skin, fingers in the chili
It’s all of us, it’s some of us, it’s raw, raw, raw.

It’s enough when the lint and the dimes in the pockets
yield no dividends, no fountain of generous obliviousness,
it’s enough when the water is yellow and smells funny,
when your parents did not have enough money to fix you
and you do not have enough money to have kids to fix
and kids are in the prison of disregard – and in prisons
it’s enough to flip the burger
of a mind to something that can crank, crank this
into better shape, please, that mind burger. Eat it with
some red leaf lettuce, raw onions, local cheese. Fuck
the pink slime. Fuck the Russians, fuck my hate I want
to mash it with a morter and pestle.
I want to unfuck this fuckedness with big fat fists,
hope the saying of it is a cauterization and catharsis,
hope hope hope.

– Lady, 10.20.2019

 

 
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