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The Nature Of Water

THIS IS MY CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE, ENTER WITHIN

the wonder that always shall be...

Do You Gather Up Your Days The Way Others Collect Wild Butterflies?

Tender Love New And Quick...



Have You Ever... (DECEMBER 4/2021)

The Man On The Red Bicycle (an ode) RE-EDITED 12/4/2021

Stray Cats and I have an understanding... 11/23/2021 copyright

If It Does Them Any Good At All 11/16/2021 date/time stamped

OUTSIDE-THE CROWS 11/14/2021

Still, More Time NOV 6 2021

The Wonder Cat

Little Bundle I Call Joy

AUGUST 1977 (IN THE REMEMBERING)

Wishing Them Onto Better Days

Seize This Day, The One You're With

Only Grief....

Forgive Me (GHUEY-BOY)

The Loving Art

OUTER SHELL

The Stars Go Out

Soothe (re-edited 1:40Pm 8/17/21 for clarity for me as a five year old)

No One--I Know Who I Am

At My Gnarled Feet 7/27/2021

Here, After?

Burning The Trees Into Ghosts

Only The Lonely.... (its not about what you may think...)

And The Next, And The Next..... (written directly to page, will return later for edits)

My Truth Is Out There (re-edited for clarity of thought and image later)

All My Friends Are Dead, It Seems....

The Better Poem

Crimson Crush (Re-edited and Mispellings Corrected 6/11/2021)

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Knock, Then Come Through


why do you do what you do?

(for myself)

I like to do what I do

that's for who...

I'm worth it.

(and then some...

my parents paid for me

like I was the king's ransom.

In having me, they lost themselves--

I wasn't about to do the same

I didn't choose to be born into the world--

I just came.


Maybe no one was quite ready for me

nor ready to be available?

So I had to be available to myself
be the game that was playable.


That is what all children

of little children do....

they create their own inner world of wealth.

Writing and creating and being

who I am

are my riches

enough to form a life aroundm

be my best self.

If you refuse to see I abound

and am boundless

and have value because I dwell within my own skin

and not be one of those whose poundless..well,

life can often be uncomfortable here--

and its not helpful

if you down me because of who and where

I've been.


Don't do it,

nor do me,

and I won't "do" you like you were some sin.


There's a boundary here

though it seems pretended or invisible.

a line where I begin
to my whole, I'm indivisible.

Its a doorway where I let you knock

then come through....

you can stay as long as you understand

I may seem to come without directions

don't rule me

and I won't rule you.







LEGAL COPYRIGHT FOR THIS POEM 11:00AM PST SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
TIME AND DATE STAMPED
AND ALSO FOR THIS WRITER MELISSA A. HOWELLS
AND ALSO FOR THIS LEGALLY COPYRIGHTED AND REGISTERED SITE TITLE
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