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For The Loss Of A Ghost Like You

Fragile Shell Of Morning

Joy Restored

Love A Cat

Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

The Crow Is A Songbird

Upwards Into The Swirling Sea Of White.

July's Message

And With Words I Let Them Go

When He Returns From The Road

Flashes, Glimpses, Moments, Time

the brand of disappointment

Some Will

What If

A Little Bit of Harlem in Your Life

Please Don't Bring Me Flowers

No Woman's Friend

A Man Called Tsuris

If This Is Any Art For Which You Care

Sometimes I Hear Him

Not For The Bloom of Tears Cultivated These Last 100 Years

Sometimes Love Comes With Electricity

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

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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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