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The Best Revenge (For All Your Critic's Critiques)

Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

I Long For Stars

All Beings Considered

Not For The Bloom of Tears Cultivated These Last 100 Years

All Too Clearly Now

Informed Through Pain

Sometimes In Losing I Have Gained A Lot

A Man Of The Clouds

The Birds Are Such Un-numbering Creatures of Distant Hitchcockian Past



Didn't You Learn That First Lesson In Kindergarten?

They Grew (A Poem From The Imaginarium)

The Dreaming Life ( A Series Of Dream Vignettes)

Cuba Libre

If This Is Any Art For Which You Care

Max on the max

The Little Bird Said

Your Next New Dying Black Swan

The Factory of Resentments

When My Blues Are Gone

Expect Yourself



Silver-Tongued Devil

Within The Green Wind Becomes The Fall

Think On This--IF YOU WOULD

Open Lines

You Got Your Lilly Back

I Write This To Remember


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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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