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Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

This Is It

Someone Burned The Trees

Something More...

I Long For Stars



Max on the max

If This Is Any Art For Which You Care

All Beings Considered

the life and times of Medusa

Make (of) Me A Snow Angel

I Talk To A Machine In My Darkness

Ghost Fox

I See A World

Where None Should Grow

Live Your Life The Best You Can Within Your Own Follicles

My Cat Lived

Live And Let Live

I'm An Old Bad Dog Barking At The Rain

I wonder......

Romance For The Unrefined Mind...

Imperfect

Dog Lives Are Shorter

Now Is My Season

The Metaphor That Keeps On Giving...

A Promise Is

Hunger (Whose Is It?)

In Simpatico

So You Do (May 10, 2010 written for June 1987)

Not Mine

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What It Means To Go Missing

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Have You Ever Been Blue (self talk of encouragement)


expectations
are some big balloon
about ready to pop
inside of me

I expect so much out of myself
painful this is,
at times
it feels hard to breathe...
where did this come from

when I'm not well
I expect myself to feel better
when I'm frightened
I expect myself to be brave
when I'm unsure
I expect myself to be certain

anxiety creeps in
a kind of wretchedness
no one likes to lose
or be called a loser

I forget
this will pass
it has before

I can only do
only be
what I'm capable of in this moment

so I remember not
to reduce my worth
my stock and my stake
in myself

I am enough
SIGH, this is exhausting0
let it go
let it fade away

and if not
start over
reread this
it will sink in
you are the engine who could

this is for all the girls
from North Dakota who never wanted to grow up
in the cold
this is for the woman-girl
with unusual persistance
this is for young woman who's grown into her years
but sometimes has the fears of a child

this is for the child in all of us
who needs to be loved
accepted as they are
but who may never have felt that way
let others love you
in your imperfection

you are good enough
you deserve love
its not your fault
God has you now
you can move on now
there'll only be better things ahead
remember,
you deserve them
welcome to the world
I'm so glad you're home.








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