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