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A Language You Can't Ignore.... re-edited 1/12/2022

They Say The Preying Mantis Is No Lady

You Can Oh Yes You Can (RE-EDITED 1/9/2021 12:07AM PST time and date stamped.)

HERSTORY...NOT A POEM BUT EXPERIENCE #ONE

I Saw A Star And Dared to Reach For It



The Invitation..( the message of .come as you are>>)

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

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The Loving Art


its sung about
its written about
its lost and found

its over-whelming
it weakens the knees
its for everyone
your enemies
the very small
the over-grown

its hung onto
and slippery
and revered and adored

it makes frowns
turn upside down
its tingles
and it seers and burns

it obsesses
and it dresses up
and it mows down
the mightiest steed

but
its misunderstood
over-sought
not given out enough
its not a commodity
its not in how you look
its in what you down
it cannot be planned

its a verb
its an action word
its not just for special people
its for every one
in every land

its for your enemies
its for your least favorite species
its for the Earth
its for the sky
its for you especially
please grab its hand

and when you take it
give it back
as often as you can
with respect
with insight
with care
with zeal and honesty
with intention

make it part of
your daily life
make it your
life's study
your alpha and omega
your beating heart
your great joy

give of it freely
believe me
it will come back
just when
you hadn't planned.




LEGAL COPYRIGHT FOR THIS POEM 10:02am 9/15/2021 TIME AND DATE STAMPED
AND ALSO FOR THIS POET/WRITER MELISSA A. HOWELLS AND
ALSO FOR THIS LEGALLY COPYRIGHTED AND REGISTERED SITE TITLE
MELOO STRAIGHT FROM HER TILT-A-WORLD





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