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

This Is What Mermaids Dream Of

Words Between Edward And Jane

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

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



When Mr. Bemish Lost His Last Good Pair of Glasses

If Prejudice Were Dumb And Could Not Speak

THE COOL TILES BENEATH MY FEET REMIND ME

CHRONICLER OF DREAMS

YET ANOTHER ANTI-POETRY POEM ( re-edited 11/2/2022)

Certainly No Bread 3/16/2022

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

Much Better Than This ( A Conversation With The Universe)

The Straight Story (What Happens When The Writer Inserts You Into Her Story)

THE TIDE CALLED LONELINESS

THE HEART IS AN ORGAN ON FIRE

A Girl Always Leaning Forward Looking for A Breeze

Entanglements

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

Appetites

How I Still Love You

Miss Tilt-a-World@

The Smile Which Eludes @

He Says To Me, I Think Too Much (and hence dream too much as well)

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

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

What Is The Price For Your Touch

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I  LOVE  YOU  ALWAYS   ANYWAY  AND  INSTEAD


I love you always
anyway
and instead
Even when you don't match the perfection of the version
or the vision in my head

I'd take you most anyway you came
without you
my world couldn't be the same

If there were essential ingredients
you'd be the salt and sugar for me

I love you always
anyway
and instead
also in between

You may not match the perfection of the version
or the vision that I dream
I'll take you as you come
the person you bring to me

I'll love you always
anyway
and instead
maybe you really are
that version and the vision in my head.


LEGAL COPYRIGHT for this poem which came full-formed in my head this morning.
5:32am PST, 3/30/2022. time and date stamped for 'posterity.' ha ha ha.
and also for this LEGALLY COPYRIGHTED POET MELISSA A. HOWELLS
AND FINALLY FOR THIS LEGALLY REGISTERED AND COPY-WRITTEN SITE TITLE
MELOO STRAIGHT FROM HER TIL LT-A-WORLD

ITS TRUE YOU CAN MAKE LEMONADE FROM LEMONS--
IF ANYONE TELLS YOU, YOU'RE A LEMON, BECOME LEMONADE,
SURPRISE YOURSELF PLEASINGLY AND PLEASANTLY





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