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The Great Tsunami Of Our Growing Grief written 3/2.2021--retitled 3/14/2021

Words Between Edward And Jane

When You Learn Who You Really Are And What Is...

This Is What Mermaids Dream Of

My Grey Haired Love...La La Lullaby , La La Lullaby My Love



You Do As You Please 8/17/2005 found poem, readjusted 6/20/22

Anti-Poem Number Three 8/2/2022 Or, A Poem Your Proper Mother Wouldn't Write

Breathing On My Own

A Girl Is More Than a Beautiful Box re-edited 10:15pm PST 1/31/22

I LOVE YOU ALWAYS ANYWAY AND INSTEAD

Talk To Me In The Dark 7/8/2022

ANOTHER REFRIGERATOR POEM 7/2/2022

In And In Between The Silence 6/21/2022

Each One Of Them Is Accounted For (And Matters)

The Fire Once Within Goes Cold From Lack

Like Books Full Of Stories Stacked Behind Her

Call It Grace (another Anti-poem)

Like A Small Street Dog Lured In By The Promise Of Meat

A NOT-S0-SILLY ANTI-POETRY DITTY

Lights Out

Saudade: the feeling of wanting to be near someone who is far and distant

That No One But I Will Know (anti-poetry)

To Be In The Way

For My Brother T. J. ( 7/15/2022)

That Once Respite Cave

Dr. Frankenstein's Surprise (Re-Galvanized)

When Mr. Bemish Lost His Last Good Pair of Glasses

A Stranger In a Strange And Angry Land.

Crimson Lake (From 2008, flashing forward to 2022/April 19)

Words Being Yours...Until The Grave 4/23/2022

Summer Storms / Electric Monsters

Your Candle Burning In the Wind

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I'd Like To Be Your Shirt (when you wake up in the morning)



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I'd like to be your shirt
that new one
that soft one
when you wake up in the morning
and you think of that velvety feeling
and how, when  it touches your skin
you let that touch be my chin
and my fingertips knead
into the corners of your/my/our smiles
as my nose nuzzles where your heart lives

I'd like to be your shirt
the one you reach for in the morning
that one that makes you feel comfortable
the one that helps you feel your best
the one that will soon smell like you
more than all the rest
I'd like to be worn and rarely washed
and a welcome comfort
even when I tear and rend and need
mending
yet you think I'm enough
and you decide you like the holes and stains
because it reminds you of the times
I was near

I would like to be your shirt
unfolded in the drawer
quietly waiting even when you've dropped me
to the bedroom floor
because I know
I'm comfortable in the knowledge you'll pick me up
and I'll smell you
and I'll memorize you
even more and more.


LEGAL COPYRIGHT FOR THIS POEM (ODE TO BEING YOUR SHIRT?!) 12/16AM 1/9/2022 TIME AND DATE
STAMPED AND ALSO FOR THIS WRITER MELISSA A. HOWELLS AND ALSO FOR THIS LEGALLY REGISTERED
COPYRIGHTED SITE TITLE...MELOO STRAIGHT FROM HER TILT-A-WORLD

GEE, I FEEL PROLIFIC!!! AND JOYFUL!!





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