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Life's A Candle

Malla Batsick

(A Prayer of Intercession--Brief Joy)

Love A Cat

Cuba Libre

Woman Of A Certain Age

Fragile Shell Of Morning


A Little Bit of Harlem in Your Life

Sometimes I Hear Him

When He Returns From The Road

Not A Good-bye Day (For Our Ghuey)

July's Message

The Crow Is A Songbird

Counting The Long Days, Tilling The Greens

All Tarted Up

the brand of disappointment

Flashes, Glimpses, Moments, Time

Some Will

Coming Off Small

Please Don't Bring Me Flowers

No Woman's Friend

not the story of my youth

She Is My Friend

Every Time I Listen To the Wind.

If I Were Your Island....

I Am....( a keen observation )

Need You (note of encouragement to self)

I Travel Every Time I Think Of You

The Un-Promised Land

Poem Untitled, But, If Not For You

(You're) Still Here

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And With Words I Let Them Go

I said to them
"You don't need me..."
"You just think you do."
And with these words
I let them go.

Some days I am enough for myself.
And I have miles yet to go.

Its been a long hard winter.
I trudged the miles mostly on my own.
Its not as if I didn't ask.
I did.
They were met with not even a care or a groan.
Nor kind words found in a simple letter.
I knew I could do much better

And with those words
I told them
with straight-through-the-front-door conviction:

"I let you go."

July 3, 2017 9am PST
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