Monday, July 22, 2019

Poem: how?

how do you do it?
i'd like to know because
it would make it all so
much easier

it seems to come naturally
to you
like getting off a bike
or combing your hair
and
you never seem to
give it much thought while

i can't seem not to

how do you do it? because
after all this time and
so many hard, rough lessons
i still have not learned how

is it an affliction? is it a choice?
befuddled. ruffled. resolute. stuck. tightly
held yet no longer held

dropped like a rock into a still pond that
stays still

how do you do it?

how do you stop loving someone?


-- doug smith


15 July 2019

Photograph: The Home Office


My ever so humble home office. I like how the sun is shining thru the door on the wall just above three of my collages.


Obscure Altered Greeting Card


Yeah, this is a card that I believe was returned to me unopened. Oh well. 2015.

Who Wore It First?


Collage: Blue as You Do


Seems like I squared this one off as a possible album cover. It goes way back. The photos are circa 1980...