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