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