Monday, April 24, 2006

let yourself go
get fat fat fat

go flap flap flap
go slap slap slap

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2005
9: 06 p.m. 12/oct/05
home is where the bone is
and you are the flesh about it

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2005
9:42 p.m. 18/may/05

Saturday, April 15, 2006

foot in the door of Bahamian mind
never allow them to close it, to be closed-minded

narrow gap, let light into closed minds
light which dries clothes on lines

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2006
10:28 p.m. 12/april/06
Saxophone Scent

able, after all,
to smell the perfume of Charlie Parker’s saxophone

listening hard for years, unable to hear,
unable to feel

finally its fragrance fills the room,
the air, the ear

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2006
3:40 p.m. 10/april/06
just as you must brush your feet to enter Lyford Cay,
brush your feet to drive down my street, to drive past
where I live

house I own, my home, on Kemp road, on planet earth

peace of mind to me, worth what any house, any home
is worth to any owner with house in Lyford Cay, on P.I.
or anywhere else upon this holy, tiny planet

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2006
9:15 p.m. 9/april/06

thunder, lightening and rain
with a dessert of sunshine

on a rainy-sunny, April Sunday

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2006
4:51 p.m. 9/april/06

Friday, April 14, 2006

what are these flags for
what are these flags against

waving in the wind
with their stars and stripes

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2006
5:27 a.m. 10/april/06

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Red Rover Red Rover

in bed my girl is as rough
as Rover

as rough
as Rover
whenever she comes over

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2003
6:34 a.m. 15/may/03

of L.M.

vicious rub, with her two legs raised

when she gets like that, behaves like that
I cannot help it, I cannot hold back

I fire off half-a-million soldiers

with parachutes, landing,
entering into battle,
going off to war

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2001
8:35 a.m. 22/oct/01