Yellow Mama Archives II

Di Schmitt

Acuff, Gale
Allen, R. A.
Alleyne, Chris
Andes, Tom
Arnold, Sandra
Baber, Bill
Baird, Meg
Baker, J. D.
Balaz, Joe
Barker, Adelaide
Barker, Tom
Barnett, Brian
Bartlett, Daniel C.
Bayly, Karen
Beckman, Paul
Berriozabal, Luis Cuauhtemoc
Beveridge, Robert
Blakey, James
Burke, Wayne F.
Campbell, J. J.
Cancel, Charlie
Capshaw, Ron
Carr, Steve
Centorbi, David Calogero
Christensen, Jan
Clifton, Gary
Cody, Bethany
Costello, Bruce
Coverly, Harris
Crist, Kenneth James
Cumming, Scott
Davie, Andrew
Davis, Michael D.
Degani, Gay
De Neve, M. A.
Dillon, John J.
Dorman, Roy
Doyle, John
Dunham, T. Fox
Ebel, Pamela
Fillion, Tom
Fortier, M. L.
Garnet, George
Graysol, Jacob
Grech, Amy
Greenberg, KJ Hannah
Grey, John
Hardin, Scott
Held, Shari
Hicks, Darryl
Hivner, Christopher
Hohmann, Kurt
Holtzman, Bernice
Jabaut, Mark
Jermin, Wayne
Jeschonek, Robert
Johns. Roger
Kanner, Mike
Kennedy, Cecilia
Keshigian, Michael
Kitcher, William
Kompany, James
Koperwas, Tom
Larsen, Ted R.
Le Due, Richard
Leotta, Joan
Lubaczewski, Paul
Lucas, Gregory E.
Luer, Ken
Lyon, Hillary
Mannone, John C.
Martinez, Richard
McConnell, Logan
McQuiston, Rick
Middleton, Bradford
Mladinic, Peter
Mobili, Juan
Mullins, Ian
Nielsen, Ayaz Daryl
Nielsen, Judith
Onken, Bernard
Owen, Deidre J.
Park, Jon
Parker, Becky
Pettus, Robert
Prusky, Steve
Reddick, Niles M.
Robson, Merrilee
Rollins, Janna
Rose, Brad
Rosmus, Cindy
Scharhag, Lauren
Schauber, Karen
Schmitt, Di
Short, John
Slota, Richelle Lee
Smith, Elena E.
Snethen, Daniel G.
Steven, Michael
Stoler, Cathi
Stoll, Don
Surkiewicz, Joe
Swartz, Justin
Taylor, J. M.
Temples. Phillip
Traverso Jr., Dionisio "Don"
Turner, Lamont A.
Tustin, John
Tyrer, DJ
Verlaine, Rp
Viola, Saira
Waldman, Dr. Mel
Weibezahl, Robert
Weil, Lester L.
White, Robb
Wilhide, Zachary
Williams, K. A.
Woods, Jonathan
Young, Mark
Zelvin, Elizabeth
Zimmerman, Thomas

Now I’m 64


        by Di Schmitt



Thanks, Fab Four.

Scrimp and save?

For what?

Nobody stuck around

‘Cept that hot, Spanish screamer

For a bit.

Need me? Feed me?

Frying up pork chops

At 3 A.M.

Between needy bitches.

MIA Friday night

Through Sunday morning,

Then all day Sunday

For football

In his lucky shirt.

Tiniest diamond in a ring

Stuck on this tiny finger,

So I can’t hock it.

They mistook him for a pedophile

That day.

That greasy fuck

Impaled on a white picket fence.

No weeds in this garden.

Only a body

Buried so deep,

I bet they found it in China.




My Most Favorite Things


by Di Schmitt




Peanut butter.

The way toddlers stare you down

On the bus,

Like you’re some kind of freak.

Anything chargrilled

(within reason).

How the Great White swallowed that bridegroom whole,

And the bride screamed, and screamed.

The buttercream icing on their cake.

Films where the dog doesn’t die.

Peanut butter.

Films where the psycho breaks loose

And grabs the wheel of the van,

Slaughtering the nurses inside.

The smell of noir city streets,

Black, and slick, after rain.

Rainbow-colored chalk on blackboard menus.


Blood-spatter patterns that seem almost ingenious.

(Did I say peanut butter?)

Di Schmitt hails from the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ, once voted the “unfriendliest city on the planet.” Di sees herself as a female Bob Mitchum.

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