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


she must have swum the shoreline
til it was memorized

she must have counted
every starfish
every pebble
every shell
every change in the sea

she must have had
a thousand pointed thoughts
that pierced her heart
until they became one thought
it was SIMPLY all that she could think

she must have wondered
what would it be like to be a human being
she must have thought:
I know who I am
but what might  he be to me

she may have rued her tail
and wished for dangling shapely legs
and how to change her situation

she'd have to consider the distances
which would mean the loss of all who she knew
and how truly far those legs would take her away

saudade is a misery
a lonely place to be caught swimming
it zaps the soul
it sinks into the flesh of a tender heart
its a sting of a wasting woe and dismay

the mermaid whose hope grew only thinner
as her want grew larger every day
each thought and each hour
she thinking more the thoughts
that wise others would delay

for love
the little mermaid girl
gave it all away...................


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MELOO STRAIGHT FROM HER TILT-A-WORLD

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