Thursday, January 21, 2021

Seeking in Sync of Soul

—Poetry and Visuals by Smith (Steven B. Smith), 
Cleveland, OH

Frog on log
part would
part bog
Storm Front

Winter storm
turns night   
Open road
Closed mind
Blue Flame
Between the fire
and the forest
lies the flame
The heart ever wants
the eyes never fill
the soul sold
Client's Copy
Another day endured
on rat-run wheel
seek in sync of soul

Night's not darker
than inside my head
and dawn's a long way off

Lay back in too-hot tub
set time machine to one million years pre-being
push button
pull plug
Picasso's Lamp

Today’s LittleNip:

Not as bad as some
nor as good as others
still deadly to the planet



Big thank-yous to Smith today for his short-but-fancy poems and equally fancy visuals, proving there is life after #45! Here’s to more fine poetry and artwork from Smith and all the other fine SnakePals out there; keep ‘em coming—there’s always plenty of room at the Kitchen table!

Tonight (1/21) from 7-8:30pm, El Gigantic presents An Evening with Catherine French online at Zoom: Hosted by Danny Romero; open mic to follow. A Sac. City College Program.

To see US Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman read her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb”, at the Presidential Inauguration yesterday, go to And
tonight from 8-9pm, Poetry Night in Davis presents An Evening with Dana Gioia online at Facebook info:{"source"%3A"29"%2C"ref_notif_type"%3A"event_aggregate"%2C"action_history"%3A"null"}&notif_id=1610981182585341&notif_t=event_aggregate&ref=notif/.

—Visual by Smith

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