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Laughing Maid


Some Women/Some Woman

The Knowledge...

Time Does Not Recognize Me

I'm A Slug

Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

If This Is Any Art For Which You Care

I Talk To A Machine In My Darkness

I Long For Stars

And Even Stars Die

Crowded Out

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

All Beings Considered


what makes a monster (sympathy for the monster)

Max on the max

why We celebrate the losers

Make (of) Me A Snow Angel

The Times Have Come Back Of Great Want And Lack, This Is The New Great Depression

The Light Goes On In The Attic (WeAll Have Addictons)

Little Water Bug ( learning the lesson of true pain)

Hope You Enjoyed The Eclipse While It Lasted

Written For My Father Who Isn't Here To Know

I Feel Fine(r)

And With Words I Let Them Go

Used to Think I Could Fix Them.

Sometimes Love Comes With Electricity

Into The Swirling Sea Of White.

Boy Restored

Life's A Candle

Malla Batsick

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Circumstance Changes All

a single Mother works hard
for her own piece of paradise
somewhere in the woods
she and her two children
dwell like eagles high among the cliffs
above a wild wide river

she is kind
she is caring
she is audacious
she is daring
she works diligently
in a job where she gives all of herself
often there seems to be little left
but she manages to be present on the weekends
for her children
for her friends
for the wilderness that is her life

she's earned her piece of heaven
she's got bold plans in the making
she is going somewhere specific when
her working years get over
she's making her persistence pay off

then one morning the smoke of a fire
set by human hand
sets off alarm bells through her heart
throughout the Gorge
she realizes the magnitude
of what she could lose

big plans become instantly small
when she realizes circumstance changes
and the other dreams begin to burn and fall
the children, her friends and a few possessions
the fire cannot take her visions
and her resolve to dream.

written directly to the page
grey snowflakes began blanketing Portland at this week's start
I imagine this is what it was like in 1980, when Mount St. Helen
blew. That was nature. This was man. The forest and all living
creatures stand to lose everything too...their lives.

legal copyright for original work/poem 11:08am PST September 8, 2017.
and also for this writer/author Melissa A. Howells and also for
this legally copyrighted site title
Meloo Straight From Her Tilt-a-World

this poem is dedicated to our friend, Salena and her family
and her dreams, her right to dream.

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