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recent words

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

recent words

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With dog
there are two mind sets —
now! and why not now!

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Dark down
fire out
linger

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Welcome to the future —
costs more
for less

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Feral cat creeping
dangling from its mouth
a mouse

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They is
you are
I ain’t

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Summer repast —
cut cucumbers, cold hard eggs
watermelon

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Hide ‘n’ seek with the sun
vespers in the night
dark and light

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Smith 5.7-6.8 2021

 

a trail of 2 cities

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021


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 in 20 cities in 10 countries on 3 continents from 2006-9.

4 days later it showed me Monte Alban, an ancient city outside Oaxaca, Mexico where we lived for 15 months 2007-9… another truly magic adventure.


Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico

 

for the small-hand man

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Left-Over Trump Dump
(the biggest loser in Presidential history)

for the small-hand man…

Surprised Trump
isn’t selling “Trump” branded body bags
to cash in on his Trump-Virus death rate

Little Donnie Dump
a racist prick
just another facist with a small dick
a fat faced doodle
with a small noodle
playing Putin’s poodle

The Orange Anus
in the White Supremist House
temporary error

The TrumpVirus
everything he does is a brain short
and a day late
seeing him govern
is like watching road kill dry

Biological warfare: Trump having children

A liar a cheat
a raper a rascist
Little Donnie Dumb

As someone well said
when you argue your concentration camps
aren’t like their concentration camps
you’ve lost the argument

(the madness of clump Trump)

 

12 years wear

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Bought t-shirt above in Oaxaca Mexico in 2009. Slogan says “Protectors of the Virgin Saint of the Barricades.

I was advised not to wear it while we lived in Oaxaca for 15 months… the artist was Oaxacan, and teachers on strike barricaded the town square with burning tires to fight off the Federali thugs.

Below is what it looks like today.

 

do run run shuffle on

Friday, June 4th, 2021

interesting shuffle run on multiple levels…

Walking Into Battle With The Lord – Chumbawamba
Glueland – Do Nothing
Vacuum In My Head – Pere Ubu
Mother Tongue – Dead Can Dance
I Wanna Be Your Dog – The Stooges
God is God – Juno Reactor
Rivers – Skinny Puppy
No. No. No. – Frank Zappa
I’m Afraid of Americans (Nine Inch Nails mix) – David Bowie
Transmission – Joy Division
Backward Country Boy Blues – Duke Ellington & Charles Mingus
One of my Kind – Concrete Blonde
Johnny Feelgood – Liz Phair

 

offworld video

Monday, May 24th, 2021

My father’n’law was playing one of his remote-operated flying camera-drone videos (3:46) on which he’d used one of Peter Ball and my songs as soundtrack, and our nigh-five year old niece was dancing to our music. You know you’ve got it when you reach the young.

Optional Gravy

Outside-the-liner slunk from his package
escaping the system as such
proving full well the old-timer’s adage
most helpful avoiding the clutch.

Three parts vermillion four hour twenty
you want it I’ll match you some lies
test your running the con in the cunning
even provide you replies.

Oh jump for joy, employ jubilation
Express all your ritual wry
In laughter leading relaxing nation
Reducing stress levels too high

Ain’t no reason nor season ensuing
these sounds are just wandering wry
tongue torque-type teasing easily slewing
aiming to igloo the lie.

Come sign my mime for more or less legion
returning blue sky to the why
forget foolish fuel fossil religions
let’s earn us some hot apple pie.

Jumping employs the joy jubilation
Expresses your ritual wry
Laughter leads us to relaxing station
Reduces our stress level high

110 songs, recitations, experiments & abominations with music by Peter Ball and Billy Clarksville and vocals/words by me. Free downloads.Some of it is actually good, and some so bad it might be good.

 

 

bleach-eye smith

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Scary adventure last night. Thought I lost an eye.

Cleaning up our ex-apartment, I dropped a bottle of bleach which had a loose cap, its lid flew over my head, and a stream of bleach went into my left eye.

Can we say not pleasant?

My first thought through pain and burning was I’d lost the eye or some of my vision.

Immediately flushed eye with sink hose cold water while Lady googled what to do. Search said flush eye with lukewarm water and go to emergency room. Flushed it twice again and went, though paused, thinking the worst was over and maybe we should just go home due to time and expense – when you’re raised financially poor (but with massive love) you always weigh the money.

Eye bright red and burning, waiting 30 minutes to see the doctor, I figure I may lose it, or at least have damaged vision, but I’m not really upset because this is nothing compared to what Lady’s going through – she got eye cancer 3 years ago, the radiation more or less ruined her vision (but killed the cancer) and every 3 months they shoot a large steroid pellet into her eyeball with an even larger needle. So if she can handle it, so can I & eye. Plus one eye is better than none.

I analyze my symptoms and decide the burning has peaked, and I can still see. Doctor says I’m probably okay thanks to our immediate flushing and the fact that store bleach is quite diluted, but says my 3 minutes of flushing should have been 10, so I do 10 more minutes.

The water washes off the tear film normally covering the eyeball, so now I can’t see much of anything out of it. Doctor puts a PH strip in my tears, PH is perfect, then stains the eye to see if there’s any physical damage, says I’m fine, will be in pain for few days but likely no problems.

Now next morning, eye still red and irritated but most pain gone, vision back, and on we go.

I’ve so many instances where life could have been waaaay worse, and yet I skate.

Thank you Reality.

The foto below is Lady’s left eye scan before this week’s needle injection.

Our newly adopted old dog also has a left eye problem we’re medicating, whereas our cat has a weepy right eye.

Eye yi yi.

 

5 book covers

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Was asked by Joe Vecchio on Facebook to post the cover of a book that affected me greatly, one book a day for 10 days without explanation.

I looked at what others did and each one explained they were asked to post without explanation, which is explanation, so I didn’t… plus, I seldom do requests cuz I don’t play well with others’ rules.

But while packing to move to our new old house, I shot these books – so I’ll do half the 10, all in one day, with explanation. See, I’m a reasonable lifeform.


Reading this right now. Excellent. Love this man’s poetry.


Tried once again to read this – no go, not worth my time or its trouble – and I’m a William Burroughs fan.


This is the book that gave me my Agent of Chaos name. Melissa J Craig shot a video of me in the late 1980’s where I was passed out drunkon my studio floor and this book was lying next to my head.


I was so impressed with this that as soon as I finished reading its 1,012 Basho haiku, I immediately reread it. Genius. The haiku master.


Perhaps the greatest book title ever.

 

2019 art rent envelopes

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Past few years I’ve been arting my rent envelopes before I slip them under my landlords’ door. (3 missing cuz theywere out of country)

Here’s 2019.








 

eye candy I, ago many moons

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020













 

 
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