Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Time tampered not with the tepid tempers of
dearest John and his two year tremors, which
run riven and rampant between his sedentary rocks
and glories of his grandpa's stones.

-W. C. Smith

Monday, January 6, 2014

Den Isle Tone

time fisher
learned day to day
ap-pet-tite, to stroke-grow & doubt
which was ordained and which was
for the coffee ground.


Friday, November 8, 2013

The Gratiot County Darling

It was my dear friend: the "Howl"-ed out, foulmouthed, class act jack ass,
who taught me to brave the sex shop and giggle in its face,
to laugh at hardships known as kidney stones in the urethra of life,
to fearlessly make waves in the abandoned water park in the dead of night.

One day Big Tony will help you steal Tony's giant ceramic chicken,
thanks for the summer days, the plays, your originality, the visits,
the reminders to take life seriously but also to live it.

--Dr. Pen Name
Happy Birthday, Preston!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

1 Cor. 1:18

to the jack-o-lanterns hiding behind faux-pa-pillar,
to the warm october rain & the worms which wriggle
under my door & into my kitchen, happy halloween,
you crunchy-kitchen surprises; trick-or-treats, reminders
of mortality.


Monday, October 21, 2013


a home worth
driving for, when
all the treelines are
alight in glory.

-W.C. Smith

With More Passion Than Skill

If I am a poet,
if a poet at all,
with more passion than skill,
--then so be it,
some loved ones will still read it,
and my words that should be heard,
will find their way to those who need it.

--Dr. Pen Name

Friday, October 11, 2013

will-O-the-wisp 1

when will-o-the-wisp
hit-the-car and
i blink; we are so.

what is a muse
if untested by time? if not
a little back broken;
reserved for 3.a.m.