Modern poetry collection by contemporary Cleveland poet Steven B. Smith
words since Mother Dwarf's death
reading room #16
death dance - 7.9.05 / prey has no name - 7.16.05 / lite verse - 8.6.05 noontide midnight - 8.6.05 / bad bush george - 8.16.05 + lab rats - the quantum collapse of mother dwarf smith +
no wailing offense - 7.26.05 / no bless oblique - 6.1.04 / poetry hamburgers - 8.21.05 none so blind as will not see see - 8.25.05 / from the log mines - 8.26.05 working class warfare blues by eberhardt & smith 8.14-29.05
Take one crisis forward
Two disasters back
Do the death dance baby
Spin the man in black
Donít you mind the drooling
Or the puddles on the floor
I donít care who youíre fooling
Death destructs the poor
And way before youíre dying
You creak and crack and groan
Then comes along the diapering
The one-way ticket rest home
Where drenched in piss and TV
Youíre just one more peopled pod
I tell you life ainít easy
With or without your God
Well fair thee well
Won't set you free
Won't get you room and board
Won't ease your pain of killing shame
Unless you're Uncle George
Can't kill the kids
Can't chop the wife
Can't ventilate the dog
Until mama boy George
And his fat nazi Dick
Cry out - Mothers may I?
Bad bush George
He kills in hordes
His God he whores
Lies he adores
In theft he scores
Always wants more
Sell you a Pinto
Make you a s'more
in the early 1970s, Ford's Pinto gas tank had a habit of exploding and cripsy crittering
its occupants when rear ended by another vehicle.
Ford's accountants decided it was cheaper to kill the customers and pay off their
survivors than it was to recall the Pintos and fix them.
One of the perfect shiny examples of CorpoRAT Amerika.
(from Mother Jones)
Ford engineers discovered in pre-production crash tests that rear-end
collisions would rupture the Pinto's fuel system extremely easily.
Because assembly-line machinery was already tooled when engineers found
this defect, top Ford officials decided to manufacture the car anyway ó
exploding gas tank and all ó even though Ford owned the patent on a much
safer gas tank.
For more than eight years afterwards, Ford successfully lobbied, with
extraordinary vigor and some blatant lies, against a key government safety
standard that would have forced the company to change the Pinto's fire-prone
By conservative estimates Pinto crashes have caused 500 burn deaths to
people who would not have been seriously injured if the car had not burst
into flames. The figure could be as high as 900. Burning Pintos have become
such an embarrass - ment to Ford that its advertising agency, J. Walter
Thompson, dropped a line from the end of a radio spot that read
"Pinto leaves you with that warm feeling."
Why did the company delay so long in making these minimal, inexpensive
Ford waited eight years because its internal "cost-benefit analysis," which
places a dollar value on human life, said it wasn't profitable to make the
excerpt from September/October 1977 Issue - story by Mark Dowie
don't take my word for it original article on-line
or do your own Pinto + Gas + Tank + Exploding search on any search engine
There will be
No gnashing of teeth
When I go
When I'm gone
When I die
When my flesh
For packets to eat
Or door's stop
Best to burn me baby
Use me as sand
Grit to rough the bland
Just call me
Smooth in end
strange urban dog art
not to old to lick the jar cowboy poetry
pass no stranger with an unseeing eye god may be sending a new friend by
black hole on liver
my mom du nude to a mun
people eat placenta amish
fungu for getting high
pleasure garden and goat testicle
(a found poem - 1 nite's harvest from the log mines)
see pictures of naked girls takin of f your clothing
You know, I've had this here foreskin nigh on 59.5 year now,
and never did I suspect there was a foreskin licking service out there.
My my my. The things we must miss in our ignorance.
You know, foreskins being enclosed and all and trapping odors and
sweat and small critters, I wouldn't imagine licking one would taste
all that good. Maybe the real good foreskin lickers have their taste
buds and smell glands removed first. You know, for professional
standards and all.
Maybe I had me a real good foreskin licker, I wouldn't have to shower
every couple weeks. Although there's always the anus and the armpits.
Not sure I could afford lickers for all those areas. Plus, 4 simultaneous
lickers has to tickle - a lot.
And what about after - do you tip tip lickers?