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Flashes, Glimpses, Moments, Time

Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

Some Will

What If

Please Don't Bring Me Flowers

No Woman's Friend

Sometimes I Hear Him

Not For The Bloom of Tears Cultivated These Last 100 Years

Sometimes Love Comes With Electricity

A Little Bit of Harlem in Your Life

I Long For Stars

Every Time I Listen To the Wind.

Some People

She Is My Friend

Beware The Sign of Sagittarius

Need You (note of encouragement to self)

why not ask the cat?

The Un-Promised Land

I Travel Every Time I Think Of You

Poem Untitled, But, If Not For You

If I Were Your Island....

(You're) Still Here

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

From The Desert

As Sick As My Secrets

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

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Poem Untitled, But, If Not For You

just a bit off
the path
I'm fairly certain
that I don't have a recipe
and there's
no expert on me

the song I write
with my heart
I could always be someone
when I needed to

but now I've no need

full of possibilities
no one ever else
like me
I'm the one in whom
I believe
the original
making the best of
what will be
will be

when I glance
into my morning mirror
there's a smile
not the fear
that there used to be

wearing the skin
I'm supposed to be in
and wearing the scars
I earned
both bravely and

I know
I didn't arrive here
without getting a bit tarred and un-feathered
or a bit wounded
I've been named
the freak of the week
full of cheek
and feisty as hell

but its my claimed story
the ooze of it
the hoary gore bore of it,
not the sweet sell

who you see
is what you get
I ain't ever gonna be
completely done
you can't count me out
nor ring that
final bell

an original's
I've made
my own grades
I've picked myself up
so often
I'm certain now I can tell...
how I can learn
to manage most anything

looking forward
to that last less wilder ride
down the hill

its been hard
its been fun
its what I chose
what chose me
in the long run

I'm so grateful
to find you here
with me
we're together
through it all

you're the gravy
you're the laughter
you're the comfort
you're the man
I'm so fortunate
to have met
do you know
how much I feel
I've won

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10:58am PST May 26, 2017 date/time stamped

with loving dedication to B and Me

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