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1. The Un-Promised Land
2. Poem Untitled, But, If Not For You
3. Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home
4. (You're) Still Here
5. I Know Most Who I Am When You Are In The Room
6. I Travel Every Time I Think Of You
7. From The Desert
8. As Sick As My Secrets
9. Not For The Bloom of Tears Cultivated These Last 100 Years
10. Then The Little Silver Fish Came
11. I Keep My Ray Bans Handy
12. Upwards Into The Swirling Sea Of White.
13. He's There
14. Oh, Now, The Pink Moon
15. And Even Stars Die
16. You Are Not My Audience, I Just Borrowed You For Awhile
17. why not ask the cat?
18. Odd Thoughts and Juxtapositions
19. Some Meaningful Proof For A Hopeful Dreamer's Eyes
20. Ramada
21. If This Is Any Art For Which You Care
22. Beauty
23. Make (of) Me A Snow Angel
24. So You Do (May 10, 2010 written for June 1987)
25. the life and times of Medusa
26. I Talk To A Machine In My Darkness
27. A Man Called Tsuris
28. Tuesday afternoon in the jewelry box
29. All Beings Considered
30. Disappear
31. Woman Of A Certain Age
32. Better Than A Cyanide Capsule
33. The Life of Tigger
34. I Feel Fine(r)
35. Like A Snow-globe
36. Mrs. Stine, Isn't It Time?
37. So Much Beauty
38. Max on the max
39. Certain Succulent Pieces Of Time
40. What Is This Death? ( As I Grow Older And Nearer To It)
41. Great Big Waterproof World
42. un-Completion (I Prefer It)
43. Hope You Like It, Not
44. A Tesseract OrTwo
45. visions of sugarplums by the river bank
46. Its About Waking In The Middle Of The Night And Having To Write It All Down
47. Here They Are Triumphant, The Crows
48. Lost Before You Began
49. And You Might Be The Reaper
50. Come On Now
51. Confetti Universe
52. Limitless
53. Who's Zoomin' Who?
54. What If
55. I Wish You Well (a prayer)
56. What'll I Do, Without You
57. For the Years of Dancing (Dance Hall Days Gone)
58. whern night becomes day
59. This Cow Tale
60. Now I Am The One Who Chooses To Chose
61. How Each Death Changes The World
62. I Speak for Those Whose Voice Would Be Taken Out Of Social Circulation
63. Not A Good-bye Day (For Our Ghuey)
64. Lucky Was Easy
65. The City (in Memory of Minneapolis)
66. Fourteen Hundred Miles
67. This Home I Long For Yet Have Never Seen
68. Where Did Mrs Smith and Her Little Pink House Go?..
69. God Created The Universe, Then Look Who Happened
70. Outside the Window, Frozen
71. The Tail (tale) She Had Long and Tall and High And Proud
72. A Thousand Words For Snow Are Spoken By The Eskimos
73. Enjoying My Newly Acquired Small Deserted Island, Thank You...
74. Butterfly Girls Like Me Were Meant To Fly
75. what makes a monster (sympathy for the monster)
76. A Box Of Darkness
77. these times they have changed us
78. Of A Wounded Branch
79. Non Compos Mentis (Blues)
80. Hot Sauce Packet Poem
81. Friend Squirrel I Call You December
82. Bitter Medicine
83. The Forward Pass
84. I Have Changed My Mind (waiting un-patiently for Spring)
85. definition (poetry 101 for me)
86. Describe 9-17-2016/9:04 AM PST
87. after- midnight marauder's ice capades
88. Cannot Bring Her Back
89. in times like these... January 6 2017
90. Hide From The Rain
91. Oh woe the womb
92. Was I Reflected
93. Wise Children
94. That Poet Girl
95. Her Controversy Will Always Be His
96. Speck Of Dirt
97. Good Weather Gone
98. What Does Become Of Us
99. Let Heaven Be Spring
100. Blood Poem (Sanguine)
101. Your Smile Lacks
102. Don't Want Your Prayers
103. In The Distant Fog Of Dreams
104. Greyhound's Lament
105. Where Have You Gone?
106. Bat-Ness ( The Vespertilians)
107. The Bullying of Mr. Big Life
108. My Ocean's Roaring
109. I Remember Her
110. When Two Thoughts Collide
111. We All Fall Down
112. Saying My Piece About Writing Here
113. none of our dirty business
114. On That Fateful Day
115. who will save themselves (show me how they will do it)
116. Stronger Than The Brave
117. When Words Failed Me
118. Just Listening
119. Over-done Potato
120. Affliction for Affection
121. Not A Disease
122. One Storm, Lone Woman, One Umbrella
123. It Could Be Spring
124. AWAKEN TO....my ode to Spring
125. Poly-Gorgon
126. (She Speaks In Parables)
127. I Want My Peace
128. No One Likes a Challenge A Challenger or One Who Wears Smart Pants
129. You Asked Me If You Were A Good Mother
130. Flying Low
131. (So For You) What Is Love? /Definitions
132. Robin Kill
133. Enough to Clear The Rain Away
134. Perchance
135. for what she's worth...
136. the slave is freed
137. Potato Chip
138. On The First of November
139. of my battered heart
140. Astonish
141. This Is Not A Soft Story
142. A sibling narrative of lies
143. Reflecting
144. Time-Time (or Leading With My Chin)
145. The Ways Of The Ones (herded from the truth)
146. Live The Way You Are (Paper Hearts)
147. Gathering of the Palavering
148. 437759
149. Less
150. Dance Of The DNA Daughters
151. "Crazy" They Call Me
152. You Aint Nothin' Better Than
153. Like Mad Romans
154. Watercolors
155. July 4 2015
156. (The) Nightmare Man
157. (What Can Happen) when wishing can make it snow
158. It Came To Me While Doing Laundry On A Sunday Looking For Some Blank Space To Write In Before It Was All Gone...
159. Lizard Mansions
160. Thoughts While Nibbling Designer Toast
161. Haiku 2005 Revised
162. No Ropes Love
163. I Would Be Happy, Yes I Would
164. What Butterfly Must Do
165. Another New Born Babe Of A Poem
166. Trick Photography
167. Resentment Survivors
168. Observations on a City, Thursday Afternoon
169. You Can't Live Forever (And Ain't That A Relief)
170. For The Loss Of Words
171. Who Makes A Mother
172. Theater of Da-Da
173. Haiku For A Spent Spring
174. Choose Sides Now
175. Hope And Loss Two Fraternal Twins of The Same Reluctant Mother
176. From Direct Experience...Isn't That Life?
177. Think Again
178. on the day I die (written in a flash)
179. The Unrescued Boy
180. Taking A Long Journey to Nowhere To Return
181. Hello February Crocuses
182. Trust Is An Extinct Animal
183. Neighborly
184. Moving On Out ( Thank God) 1-30-2015
185. Canner's Lament 1970
186. Share Your Warm Cookie(s)
187. Death Is A Long Dark Door (Written 2002)
188. Stripped Down To The Nothings....
189. It is hard to loose a parent (at any age)
190. Endeavor Narcissus
191. The Best News (is the end of the day)
192. Anaconda (Portland 2004)
193. The Joy Of Dreams
194. The Silences (my silences)
195. Two Haiku's from 2003
196. Revenge (written in the summer of 1981)
197. A Circle (written April 14th 2003)
198. More Haiku's from April 2003
199. You Never Know What You Will Hear Riding On A Bus
200. Been Down/Been There 2003
201. Confessionalists
202. Something Wild
203. in the end it was the words
204. The Narrowing With Age
205. You Are The Wilderness
206. The Last One: Homage to The Carrier Pigeon Martha
207. The New Luster of Life (after the horrible scare)
208. snow scene: bird girl on winter hill
209. do you know how to be a good neighbor...in the cold
210. why am I still here?
211. written in December before Christmas **
212. No One Owns The Land
213. My Brother The Coyote
214. Is It Right To Judge The Rain
215. Swimming With Neptune
216. Ding-Dong The Witch is Gone ...now we'll have some peace
217. Absinthe and Retreat
218. Mister Misbegotten.
219. sometimes I wonder (selfishness)
220. A Lesson Learned From A Feedback, Thank You, Mindfully
221. Dedicated For Those Whose Door Has Never Been Opened
222. Point of View (Alzheimer's Early Onset/Mother) Rough Draft
223. SO SAYETH THE LEG (the right one, of course)
224. Opinion/Commentary...Don't Feedback/ Just for the fun of it
225. How She Loved Blue
226. (I Could Tell Her So Much) But She's Not Here
227. great animal magic
228. the falling man (or the man who could fly)
229. make no more God poems for me today
230. Chicken Fat
231. landscapes escapes to dreamscapes
232. I have no generations to succeed me so that I can be remembered
233. some witches never know when things are going well
234. Good bye Little Crow....(I'm so sad and sorry)
235. Fifty-Five Needs to Be A Whole Lot Cockier
236. maybe some fool will notice y'all
237. okay, that was a weird one
238. I Am Sad For Mr Jagger's Girlfriend
239. the world is filled with folks who ain't got no feeling
240. what do I gotta do but start over
241. what's in a name
242. feathered friends
243. things to write about on the bus
244. something better to run to...
245. Salad
246. Now, There Is A Writer
247. Only You ? (refrigerator magnet poetry)
248. @ Crazy Quilt/Crazy World
249. ++ prophecy ++
250. -- DOG/FISH-- a dream state/story
251. new ribbons in the sky
252. Rooster ( A Very Short Story In 5 Parts)
253. threading myself through the river of night
254. ** FOUR o'clock shadow **
255. The Orneriness
256. evening thoughts on a train
257. No More Boxes No More Boxes No More Boxes
258. Here In The Garden Of Our Hearts
259. A Rant On Being Right
260. I Banish Memory
261. The Sky Reflects
262. Drowsing in The Early Morning Rain
263. A Day Spent Together At The Sand Hills Of Jamestown
264. I cannot explain You away with words
265. the tale of one hundred
267. Dream of The Blue Racers
268. the Mother I am and am not
269. dream achaeologist
270. definitions:
271. the residuals
272. welcome back, poem
273. A N G E R
274. the fix
275. nothing lasts
276. such little things
277. This Optimism
278. the hungry wolf.
279. Animikii
281. pebbles of hope 3-6-2014
282. the last conversation
283. a thing which has no words
284. improved in the groove
285. to be my own element
286. Little Cat cries
287. the bare bones of it
288. feeling lousy and low-brow
289. she was done with words
290. one Friday morning
291. the seed of my identity
292. I Keep Dreaming Of Storms
293. one for me, and one for the horse
294. t h e c o n t r a r i a n
295. mother nature has devised new means for my end
296. your heart has a message for you brother
297. the cat speaks of himself
298. connecting synapses across miles and millennia
299. a metaphor of fear
300. Little Houses
301. It Is Your Habit
302. The New Modern Muse Pygmalion
303. people of the prairie
304. Mr Grey ( a re-write from 1997)
305. the conversations we have between us
306. random thoughts on a brilliant sunny day
307. giving is a lesson in learning how to receive (gratitude)
308. a blessing, surely, the day you found us
309. unconscious
310. a lesson to teach, a lesson to learn
311. outside falls the rain
312. Lipstick Tales
313. Nightmare Ditty for the Dark Man
314. what is dreaming?
315. Near Sunrise In October
316. (see) how you cry-out
317. Witness
318. stubborn
319. two sides
320. necessary evil
321. from the tomb of three days sleeping
322. It Was The Best of Your Best That You Had Left To Me, Father
323. early morning thought cloud in october
324. feeling the rain
325. because we are temporary
326. out with the felines
327. Beautiful Friend
328. Lull the Day to Night
329. x x x kisses x x x
330. when, we, en masse, are dying
331. when night is not enough for dreams
332. when what I long for is oblivion.
333. Going Back
334. All Wet
335. The End of Your Reign
336. one which brings me unending release
337. bicycled-in bounty
338. what grown up children of alcoholics do*
339. flutter of black
340. A Promise Is
341. So....
342. Stand *or...Ode To A Three-Legged Coyote
343. 40 plus years ago in an overgrown garden
344. and all to which they attach (* hold fast to life while you are able)
345. Succulencia
346. thoughts on the eve of the prodigal cat returning home
347. death comes for a visit * and nearly stays...
348. Better To Bend Than Be Broken (CHANGE)
349. a heart sometimes breaks when it dares to believe in miracles
350. with the memory of you growing transient as invisible ink
351. Describe
352. Black Hole Singularity
353. The Way of Violence
354. The Parts of Me Kept Secret
355. The Vibration Which Moves Us Slowly Towards
356. Luminary
357. Approaching Normal , Then Veering Right
358. One Of Modigliani's Women
359. When Crickets Stop Chirping
360. Last Thoughts On A Star-Filled Night In Spring
361. ghouls of boyfriends past... (looming)
362. The Definition of Ambivalence/Haiku
363. The Re-Dreaming
364. the slap of clarity
365. I Will Ascend Or Fall
366. I Am Unsubstantial
367. Monsters (Aren't We All)
368. drearied (really, a MUST read)
369. What Its Like, Huh, Is This What Its Like?
370. i understand why civil war girls wore lockets
371. My Green-Eyed Best Friend, Always
372. List of The Things I Have Missed
373. Small Groupings To Read on All Hallowed Eve
374. Do Butterflies Know?
375. Kaleidoscope (For Ann, My Mother)
376. Adult Child Has Questions For Her Dead Parents.
377. Adjusting: Define. What Does It Mean? Grey Geography.
378. Our Glasses Clinked, Like A Bell Of Mindfulness
379. A Piano Story
380. Sometimes, He Goes Traveling
381. hmmm...how did we happen?
382. I Hate Bacon
383. Nonsense Song (What Merry Meant)
384. If Love Is So Simple
385. If You Had To Fill Out An Application (To Be My Boyfriend)
386. Melissa (Little Bee)
387. You Are What You Do. (This Is A Message To Them All)
388. Look Out How You Use ( Bad Words)
389. Sky of Pall
390. To The Myth-Makers Liars & Self-Deceivers I Am Now A Non-Believer
391. Apple?
392. Before All That Needs To Be Said Is Done
393. Blood Ivory
394. Vulnerable.
395. A Friend By Any Other Name
396. Newest Primer Lesson
397. Later Hours
398. Poetry: Its How I See
399. Its A Whole Big Blue World, Ain't It?
400. He's Onto
401. Tomorrow Is A Little Girl's Word
402. So Easy Is The Diagnosis
403. Locked Out of the Moon Mad World
404. Snow, Suddenly
405. Invention:Are You The Motherhood Of?
406. A Succession of Haiku's 2009
407. Shell (Object Poem or Not?)
408. A One Word Feedback By Any Other Name Would Be....
409. crow girl in tuxedo
410. I Live In A Place Where No Brave People (Of Fine Reputation) Dare Dwell
411. Snow Fort Symmetry
412. One Last Poem (for the Old Year)
413. The Moon Is Hope
414. Thank You for My Birthday (Capricornus)
415. I'm Going To Grow Up To Be (A Drone Pilot)
416. A Run On of Early Morning Consciousness
417. 19 May/ 19 December
418. Stale December
419. Incongruity
420. What Did The Geese Know?
421. OPTIMISM...Look at It Beaming
422. Lettuce Leaf People
423. Lamentation For a Left Leg
424. At The End of It All
425. SHE (We Find Her To Be A Disservice)
426. Quit Yer Blubberin and Let Me Read...(or do I really have a direct responsibility to the audience for their feelings?)_
427. Disturbance
428. Hibernating
429. No Fair Tales To Cleave To Now
430. Pyrrhic Victory
431. To Be Just Like You.
432. Live as a Garanimal
433. Ghost
434. Leaving Inertia
435. Collection of Disorganized Thinking on a Cold November Day
436. In The Cold Winter's Rain
437. Whatever, the Weather, the Sun or the Stars
438. cornucopia (of the unrefined) mind
439. Gadgets
440. Autumn's Wild
441. A-Mused
442. Writers (Some)
443. Thought Planes and Scan Pills
444. Remove The Fist
445. The Black Magic of Human Relations
446. Buddha Man
447. Daisie
448. Daisie II (Daisie You Are Forever)
449. Love A Possibility
450. The Silences
451. Come And Visit Me
452. Find A Man Who Cares (What You Think)
453. Disconnected From The Powers Of Emotion
454. We Could Have Been (Good Friends)
455. Git Along....
456. How Do You Prepare
457. They Came In
458. You Are Back (again)
459. In Too Much
460. Try To Have A Good Night
461. Not The Soured Milk of Human Kindness.
462. For A Friend
463. White Cat.
464. Quiet Kills
465. No More, Never Mind
466. Serenity and Self-Preservation
467. Grocery List For A Summer Afternoon
468. Spaces
469. no longer yours (contagion)
470. Its The First Day
471. A Thought In The Dark
472. Let Us Make A Nest
473. Even, If One Day, Reincarnation
474. Happy Un-Birthday, Darling
475. The Soul Searches
476. Preparedness
477. Small Smile
478. (All) The Stranger To Myself
479. The Unedited Life (She says what she means to say...)
480. Hello?
481. You Can't Be Telling The Truth...
482. Tell Three Truths, Then One Lie
483. Waiting for a Storm that Never Comes
484. Mercy Mercy Mercy
485. Love Letter to the Wind
486. No Write-Off
487. He Wakes With the Chickens (Catsonova)
488. Technicolor
489. A Forever Song of You
490. I Wonder At The World Anne-like
491. (Let Me Help You) Discover the Unexplored Country
492. She Hit You
493. "Loaf"
494. I Want You Not To Walk Out On You
495. His Words Immortalized About Horses
496. Primer Lesson For Toms
497. To One Who Made The Difference (to me)
498. Some Serious Silliness
499. Epitaph 2012
500. Asking (The Right Questions)
501. (You Did Me) By The Numbers
502. Watercolor Daydreams
503. No Shoes On
504. Sleep
505. Emptied
506. 444 Goodnight
507. You Made Me Feel (Just Like 20)
508. The Husk Before October
509. The Old Old Times
510. Lens
511. Look At The Pictures.
512. Now, Right In Front of You
513. Refrigerator Poetry
514. Lead Us Not...
515. --- She Floated In ---
516. Too Little of Peace
517. In the Big Lake Country
518. Tallest of the Tall Trees
519. (I'm Only Speaking) The Advice I've Heard Before
520. You Are Not The One, Not My Darling
521. Haiku Untitled 2003
522. The Last Sigh of Twilight
523. A Circle
524. indirect
525. Cold Blue Steel
526. Inner Horizon
527. Put A Band-aid On Your Forehead
528. Cold
529. (Epidermal) Manifesto
530. R A N T
531. So Much Truth Is Wasted On The Experienced
532. The Chicken of Depression
533. Fabricators
534. Green Lava Imaginarium
535. This Is A Serious Poem
536. Optional Feature
537. The All Night Radio
538. Aversion to Showers
539. Afterwards, Finally And At Last, The Difference
540. The Streak
541. Dying So I Can Live With Another Day
542. Happy Monster
543. All You Have To Do Is Ask
544. Last Night's (Nightmare)
545. Sirens (A Dream)
546. Whistler's Daughter
547. Imprinted
548. I Was Like A Child?
549. A Little Irreverence
550. The Session
551. Perhaps Its Halloween
552. Destiny
553. quiet comes dear
554. I Like Crows
555. Blueberry Blues
556. Poets Have No Place? (This may be long, but its worth reading)
557. Seeing (Before the tea is tea)
558. Just By Being...(thank you)
559. When We Begin....
560. Tilling the Turf of Dreams From Six Feet Under
561. Aimless
562. Thin Gold Band
563. Pour Mademoiselle Karin
564. Flattered
565. For Not Believing In Words
566. Crumbling Like The Sand
567. In the Mud
568. Untitled, But You Will Understand
569. In a Green Werewolf Sky
570. Wrongness of the Right
571. Sweet Old Red (River)
572. It Came Upon Me All Too Clear
573. This Chicken...
574. And You Will Grow Older
575. Crow, What Would You Do?
576. In Response to Denise Levertov
577. What Crows Can Do
578. Bad Blues Boy
579. Life is in the Details.
580. Knock the Giants Out
581. Mister Mix-Master Murderer
582. Death Can Be Unkind When It Steals Treasure
583. Fragile
584. Becoming
585. Dumbstruck By The Wide Sea of Humanity
586. Melted Chocolate Bar Memory
587. Recesses of Me
588. Rise Up Like Some Grand Balloon
589. I Dreamed of Drowning
590. For Ghuey
591. Be Tom T-Terrific
592. She Will Never Come Back
593. To The Voice From The Ginger Jar
594. Forever In Winter
595. Inheritance
596. Real TV is a Real Education
597. No Poems Left
598. Should Old Acquaintance
599. There Is A Woman
600. Diminished
601. A Bicycle Dreams
602. Two Hickey Necks on a Bus- or -Ode to Teen aged Love
603. Four- Footed Soul
604. In A Waiting Room Long Ago
605. Driftwood
606. Oeuvre-Body of Work
607. How Dare?
608. Look Behind
609. Your Next New Dying Black Swan
610. My Old Man
611. Trust Joy
612. Crowded Out
613. After One AM (Haiku)
614. Little Blue Pill
615. Inventive (Haiku)
616. Impermanence (Haiku)
617. On Moving 2000 Miles Too Far From Home
618. Who Are They?
619. Prevent Your Next Breakdown
620. Again
621. Used to Think I Could Fix Them.
622. Description In 140 Words, More or Less
623. There He Sits
624. Like A Rose
625. Yes, We're Smiling at all the Right Intervals
626. This Here Agate- Hunting Place
627. Bulimic's Prayer of Contrition 2002
628. The Surplus Population
629. For Cat Child
630. Arrival
631. Tears of Hail
632. She Comes Without Directions
633. After The Skill of The Crow
634. Crow Haiku II
635. We Teach Without Example
636. Dared To Tell
637. Iris Haiku
638. One Cat's Opinion
639. Crow Haiku
640. Haiku Untitled
641. Dakota In August
642. We Said (living by our words....)
643. The Prairie Wind
644. Smile World Smile
645. Unrequieted 1989-1997
646. She's the Girl
647. The Lesson
648. With This I Can Sleep (Haiku)
649. Sunshine Blues
650. Puttin' It On
651. Girl's' Night Out (the word plus is pronounced the French way, as in plooh )
652. RED
653. Portland Skies (Haiku)
654. A Needle in P-town
655. Last Words of No Good Friday Malone
656. You Ever Decide?
657. On The Bayou
658. All We Are Saying...(2004-2005)
659. A View From My Window At Age 8
660. A Little Bit of Harlem in Your Life
661. With Clearest Sight
662. Winter's Child
663. Buffalo Hunt 2000
664. Today's Meditation
665. Lemonade Days and Rhubarb Pies
666. Outlook
667. We Are Stones
668. I See You
669. Cuba Libre
670. Life Among Clouds
671. Yellow Flowers on a Chess Board
672. About The Crow
673. When Da Wolves Come Near
674. Home Again--For the Holidays
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