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The Un-Promised Land

Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

(You're) Still Here

I Know Most Who I Am When You Are In The Room



I Travel Every Time I Think Of You

From The Desert

As Sick As My Secrets

Not For The Bloom of Tears Cultivated These Last 100 Years

Then The Little Silver Fish Came

I Keep My Ray Bans Handy

Upwards Into The Swirling Sea Of White.

He's There

Oh, Now, The Pink Moon

And Even Stars Die

You Are Not My Audience, I Just Borrowed You For Awhile

why not ask the cat?

Odd Thoughts and Juxtapositions

Some Meaningful Proof For A Hopeful Dreamer's Eyes

Ramada

If This Is Any Art For Which You Care

Beauty

Make (of) Me A Snow Angel

So You Do (May 10, 2010 written for June 1987)

the life and times of Medusa

I Talk To A Machine In My Darkness

A Man Called Tsuris

Tuesday afternoon in the jewelry box

All Beings Considered

Disappear

Woman Of A Certain Age

Better Than A Cyanide Capsule

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Of A Wounded Branch





there's a wounded branch
on a leafless tree
I can see it dangling
hanging down
outside my balcony
I don't know how that branch
hangs on
with all this rain
and the pulling wind's
moaning
song

how does it continue to hang there
by the thinnest of shreds
the branch itself
nearly blackened
nearly dead

(does any one really care)

near the break
is a faint small spot of green
and one must keenly look
before it is seen
I know
that wounded branch
its surely me

black crows scavenge near
my window every day
I feed them nuts
tiny bits of seed
which sometimes the crows fail to find
so then the bits burrow and decay

often I too have felt lost like that
too much that buried way

how do these crows continue, thrive
while so few I see merely try to survive
is there some lesson they could teach me
so I won't have to think on
those decaying seeds
growing into worry weeds

sometimes
bits of my life don't flourish or
fail to sprout and grow
I'd like to be able to focus
on the better things
and have more to show
from the parts of my life
that make up me

sometimes
I need help to persevere
to succeed and see
so that my blacker thoughts
remain at bay or
can begin to slow

if only
I could know
just long enough
so I can begin better to sow
some of those bluer skies
and grasp at the yet
un-realized
and not just the gruff
of harder times
not be
that wounded branch




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Copyright November 20, 2016/ 7:11 am PST
for this poem/work, by this author/writer
Melissa Ann Howells/Meloo
straight from her legal copyright
site: Tilt-a-World

reedited December 2, 2016
5:09 am PST





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