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two out of three people

Lonesome Love

All The Changing....


Night Train

Some Children Have Nightmares (tentative title)

Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

A Dog Should Have His Tail...

Enough to Clear The Clouds Away 4/13/2019

Checking Out


Hope Is Sometimes The Best Of All You've Got (definition poem)

Last Night

Someone Send Out A Search Party

Crows...writing exercise in honor of April /National Poetry month


Only The Choice To Be

When People Go

The Day You Left (Words From A Half-Remembered Dream)

Wake Wake Wake

It Is In The Rain

Dream Goblins Of The Night

Wake And Remember

Unwelcomed Like So Much Unfinished Business

In March (Finally, Spring 2016)

All For Algernon

Weak In The Knees

The Finisher's Song

Nothing's Sadder Than A Rose

All Beings Considered

This Is It

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definition (poetry 101 for me)

you are not required to
write the absolute truth
but there must be truth imbedded
in your meanings
even if its embellished
by your word choices
something of you and your real life
something to reach out and grab the reader
with its long sharp claws

this is what poetry is
he explained

that is how I listened
to the message
to the meaning I assigned it

in each poem
I have written
is a piece of me
grabbing at the reader
it does not beg for attention
life does that for those who see
the details

I have merely learned to describe them
doing it the singular way I do

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