Online since August 2002

Decomposition hasn't begun ...

While poetry and writing occupy a large amount of Clint Smith's creative energies, currently his focus is on music — from rock and jazz to world music and Afro-pop, and back again. He performs in and around NYC both solo and with the Non-Aligned Movement, a loose-knit collective of musicians who play music from around the world.

... though many founts of
worship breed violence,
combustible & holy from a
fledgling basin —

... characters' Neptune-show
ascends, & the violence
spreads through lies, vines coiling
around promises —

... fanatics expect weakness &
extract there, pitting skeletons
from the nectar, pursuing extinction
in their own step —

... & peace underneath
the slithering belly scales
the beast.


Published May 2005


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