“The Ka-ching of the Cash Registers” — a poem by dan smith

January 19th, 2019

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The Ka-ching .of the Cash Registers

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in the Cincy club
drowning Gary’s vibes.
Stan asked them to stop.
The sound of commerce
would have crushed the quiet
of Astrud.

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 by dan smith

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This poem originally appeared in dan smith’s chapbook Crooked River, published by Deep Cleveland Press.

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dan smith is the author of two chapbooks: Crooked River and The Liquid of Her Skin, the Suns of Her Eyes published by Deep Cleveland Press and Night Ballet Press respectively. He has been published in the Rhysling Anthology, Dwarf Stars, Scifaikuest, Renegade Flowers: d.a. levy in the Digital Revolution, Kaleidotrope,Zen of the Dead and Lupine Lunes published by Popcorn Press, microcosms, Red Fez, Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poem sand Failed Haiku to name a few.

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One comments on ““The Ka-ching of the Cash Registers” — a poem by dan smith”

  1. Dan-
    I liked this very much. Thanks for sharing. I saw Stan in Cleveland at the Smiling Dog Saloon around 1974-75, I can’t remember exactly. No Astrud. Rhythm section was local – Bill Dobbins on piano. Ernie Krivda joined in at some point on tenor also. Bass and drums I don’t remember. Good stuff. You’ll have to email me and tell me when you’re reading in Cleveland. I’d love to come hear you.

    John Stupp

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