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Hope You Enjoyed The Eclipse While It Lasted

Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

Life's A Candle

Written For My Father Who Isn't Here To Know

The Light Goes On In The Attic

Circumstance Changes All

I Am....( a keen observation )

(A Prayer of Intercession--Brief Joy)

Malla Batsick

not the story of my youth

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

The Secret Eater

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

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Sometimes I Hear Him

I carry Him with me
in my purse
pieces of Him
I've saved His fur
and put it into packets
black fluffy motes
small puffs of smoke of Him
curried from off the bedroom carpet
and other places He slept

I open it occasionally and peer in
hoping it will transform
back into Him

I can smell the sachet,
the soothing warmth of his compact body
radiating from the packets

I don't know why I do this
bracing myself
like I do with my prayerful

sometimes I close my eyes
take a deep whiff
and I'm certain
so very sure
I hear Him.

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Ghuey kept me company in my early mornings
before I'd go to work doing art with clients.
I'd give Him His insulin, His special food,
feed the crows and squirrels for Him so he'd
have something to watch from off the balcony.
Occasionally He would come into my lap. Always
He'd come over to see what I was up to and as
Himalayans often do, He'd chirp...His way of
making conversation with me. This was our habit
for years. I still rise early expecting to see Him.

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