Tissue Orange Juice

Random still life and current mood.
photo by douglas brent smith
Ok to use this photo. Please notate it: photo by douglas brent smith, 2016. 

etcetera on noisetrade

My most recent album, etcetera, is now available on Noisetrade. You could listen. You could even download for free. And if you like, you can leave a tip. 

This is the "final" version of the album -- I'd previewed parts of it before.  Hope you like it!

Find etcetera here

Way Past Getting Old

mp3 file: Way Past Getting Old


i am powerfully attracted to
strong coffee, strong whiskey
and strong women and
so far
strong coffee has never hurt me
although i may
drown myself in it, to
stay up thru the night
to face the morning
without her

because trying to sleep
is stupid
and trying to get over it
is bad advice

so what's to do?

when the person i'd ask
asks for space?

could i be the strong one
resilient, resolved?
remembering some mysteries
will never be solved

so make me a strong one
with whiskey and black
and i will be waiting
when that woman comes back

-- douglas brent smith (c) 2016

How to Test Drive a Pickle

  How to Test Drive a Pickle -- collage by douglas brent smith, 25 December 1987