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o Wake And Remember

o Unwelcomed Like So Much Unfinished Business

o In March (Finally, Spring 2016)

o All For Algernon

o Weak In The Knees

o The Finisher's Song

o Nothing's Sadder Than A Rose

o All Beings Considered

o This Is It

o Max on the max

o I Long For Stars

o Falling Leaf, Falling Man/Woman, Rising Star

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

o Its About Waking In The Middle Of The Night And Having To Write It All Down

o Not For The Bloom of Tears Cultivated These Last 100 Years

o If This Is Any Art For Which You Care

o If I Could Be The Sky...

o It Feels Better To Be Unfinished (Wish-Unspoken, But With My Eyes)

o Yes, You--There

o With Words, I See A World I No Longer Fit In

o Unknowing

o Two Better Pasttimes. ( A Bit O' Rant)

o All My Children ( CATS ARE PEOPLE TOO)

o How I Think That About Every One...

o In Layers

o Old Hunters Of The Fall

o Silent Endings

o All In The Family (Family, What A Concept)

o Call This Our Autumn

o Small Sentry

o All Too Clearly Now

o Evidence

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In Layers

held by the heel
dis-comforture for some girl
a doctor
his interns
observe but can't discern
real hot words
burning from inside
become a seal
the wound
still fresh
how the
red brand of it seals
she wears her skin
like a dried peel
schaffing of in layers
of black
the palest of scars

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