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Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

(A Prayer of Intercession--Brief Joy)

Upwards Into The Swirling Sea Of White.

Tuesday afternoon in the jewelry box

What If

Make (of) Me A Snow Angel

the slave is freed

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

If This Is Any Art For Which You Care

All Beings Considered

A Little Bit of Harlem in Your Life

Max on the max

Not For The Bloom of Tears Cultivated These Last 100 Years

A Man Called Tsuris

For The Loss Of A Ghost Like You

Love A Cat

Fragile Shell Of Morning

I Long For Stars

I Feel Fine(r)

The Crow Is A Songbird

Sometimes Love Comes With Electricity

And With Words I Let Them Go

When He Returns From The Road

Flashes, Glimpses, Moments, Time

the brand of disappointment

Boy Restored

Please Don't Bring Me Flowers

No Woman's Friend


Sometimes I Hear Him

the life and times of Medusa

why not ask the cat?

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Need You (note of encouragement to self)

have you ever been
some one's keeper
but you couldn't keep

have you ever been
some one's shoulder to lean on
but you couldn't weep

have you ever been
somebody's thread to hold onto
but your spindle was empty

how do you go on
giving and giving
until you're almost gone

you're that diminishing bar of soap
that every one rubs
because you let them

but how about an experiment
in trust
what would happen if you let go
and just
reached out
held onto some one's hand
leaned into some one's shoulder
reached for the tow rope

are you worth saving
yes you can
be your own savior
reach out
to someone
let them come to you
forget your propped up pride
its wasted time
you could continue with
a wasted life
be an island full of need

is the rest
of the beginning
a new way of living

want to succeed?

need yourself
be yourself
you're your own child
trust in you and believe
that today
you will
find your way
and go forward
tumbling into your newness

your mantra now is
you will get through this
you will get through this
yes you will

re-edited June 3, 2017  12:23pm PST
by Melissa A. Howells

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