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In The Sanctuary Of My Head

The Broken-Winged Birds and People (re-edited 4/5/2323 3:03PM PST) (re-edited 11:14am PST 2/23/2023)

The Hell Of Winter (re-edited 4:27pm PST 3/9/2023)

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

THE HEART IS AN ORGAN ON FIRE



When Mr. Bemish Lost His Last Good Pair of Glasses

Kathy Brown Kathy Brown

Something Not Quite Right About Here (Vortex) re-edited 1/26/2023

THE COOL TILES BENEATH MY FEET REMIND ME

The Way Of The Crow

DO YOU TURN THE LIGHTS SO YOU CAN SLEEP?

The Springtime Shadows Play Games Upon The Wall

CHRONICLER OF DREAMS

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

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

HERE WE SIT AT OUR TABLE 2/19/2022

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

A Girl Always Leaning Forward Looking for A Breeze

Entanglements

Have You Ever... (DECEMBER 4/2021)

Appetites

How I Still Love You

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

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How I Still Love You


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I've been roundly criticized for saying
this:

animals are more themselves than people are
that you can depend upon

most idiot humans would say
but
animals are unpredictable
have no brains
no REAL ability to reason
have no feelings etc ad nauseaum...

And
any attempts to explain away their behavior
or actions
is only anthropomorphism
plain and simple

oh really?

have you ever had a cat who
was dying come to you while you were in the tub
bathing and getting ready for work,
who placed both paws on the edge
and bawled His last good-bye to you
while he looked you directly in the eye?

I had that happen
I launched myself out of the cool water
too late
to find Him laying there
eyes glassily opened staring
at the ceiling
his head resting atop of a pile of my dirty clothes

as a Kitten
He'd pull out every pair of my dirty underwear
and pile them up in the sunny place
where he preferred to rest during the daytime...

when I returned home from work
he'd greet me
with dirty underwear in His mouth,
and then
He'd deposit the underwear at my feet
as if to see here you are,
finally!!!!!!!
Why did you take
so damn long to come back to me?!!!!

I told Him often while His ears flickered
"Tigger, I wish you were my boyfriend.."
"Tigger, I am so glad I rescued You..
burnt-whiskered and frightened that day long ago...."
"Tigger, You are my best friend, I love You as You love me
the way We are...."

Sweet Boy, Buddha Buddha Man
Best Friend to the very End

how I still love You
old cranky furry-man
You only broke my heart once
and it WAS
on the day You died.


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LEGAL COPYRIGHT FOR THIS POEM 11:17pm  OCTOBER 8 2022
TIME AND DATE STAMPED FOR COPYRIGHT AND ALSO FOR THIS WRITER
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