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No Broom Could Chase Me.

Self-Improvementizing....(yes, I made up a new word)

Big Is No Little Adjective. (revised)

The Off Brand

Taking Up Alley Living



YOU DO NOT GROW OLD

Out On The Street

THE MILES THAT ARE LEFT TO GO...

I Need To Fly

Burying the Dark

Judging The Rain

Mister Misbegotten.

The Haircut Thing

The Bare Bones

Lull the Day to Night

I Came From Water

Every One of Us Has a Door....

The House Is Alive

THEY NAMED ME ENOUGH

THE CRYPT OF THE KEPT AND THE KEEPER

UNDECIDED

Patch-Worked Trilogy

To Them, I am Dead, I am Dead

Uncovered

Someone Send Out A Search Party

Knock, Then Come Through

Elise, Elise

Great Big Waterproof World

The Blue Buffalo

Little Man Orange--My Mister Peanut Butter Trout

Wisdom of the Infinite

THE STITCH IN THE TELEPHONE WIRES

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Sharp Sticks  For The Cinderella's


she used books
as her book-ends
and placed her random thoughts
somewhere in between

her own face
unreadable
the lips were locked
and the words held in place
behind her gleaming teeth

what lies far beneath
can be rocks
and waves
untenable
ascertained but too lately seen

do your best
darling
to look
presentable
and

never
ever
betray
the tender
under-belly
unless you
bring
sharp sticks
barbs of wit
and the jive and shuck and spit
of a champion.


LEGAL COPYRIGHT FOR THIS POEM/SNIPPET
8:09 AM PST 4/11/2021 TIME AND DATE STAMPED
AND ALSO FOR THIS POETTESS/WRITER MELISSA A. HOWELLS
AND ASLO FOR THIS LEGALLY COPYRIGHTED SITE TITLE
MELOO STRAIGHT FROM HER TILT-A-WORLD

WRITTEN DIRECTLY TO THE PAGE...PERHAPS EXPANDED LATER...OR NOT
metaphorical reference to the incomparable Cinderella Man






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