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In The Sanctuary Of My Head

THE COMPANY THAT WE KEEP WITH THE ONE WITHIN

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

Kathy Brown Kathy Brown

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



THE COOL TILES BENEATH MY FEET REMIND ME

After Wide Sargasso Sea

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)

This Is What Mermaids Dream Of

The Way Of The Crow

Words Between Edward And Jane

WAITING ON THE WORLD (March/February 2021 poetry)

DO YOU TURN THE LIGHTS SO YOU CAN SLEEP?

When Mr. Bemish Lost His Last Good Pair of Glasses

If Prejudice Were Dumb And Could Not Speak

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

Certainly No Bread 3/16/2022

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

THE HEART IS AN ORGAN ON FIRE

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 @

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


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a heart made of wind
inconstant yet always seeking
you've  startled an entire herd of horses
all fillies
with your wild wilful heart
so changeable and unfocused

I'm now the ghost
keeping company with the Great Spirit
I'm no longer an angel
the one you once claimed as
"yours"

those who ARE pedantic
often argue with the writer
and make their views the dominant narrative
but that's your story
this is my story
the straight one

my advice to you is:

not to annoy the writer
as she may put you in some badly written
over-wrought mystery
and kill you off
in the first chapter
readily justifying this as
a necessary literary device deployed
for her own survival

I never got the straight story from you
"never" being a very harsh mistress of a word
but I'm the editor
and this is my poem

I could describe you as:
quick to be wronged
last to forgive
intent upon the sanctity of your truths
I'm no longer seated in your pub
I'm giving you back your booth, Sir
someone else can goo and gah over you
and your lightning wit and charms

there are a thousand-thousand girls
with my name where you are
wanting your friendship
and the smile of your beautiful face
to shine upon them

they might be
whiffing at your money
and wanting to be the nest new It Girl
I wasn't a contender
I'm aware
it'll be easy for me to be replaced

not even one distant thought or word from you
can remind me of the kindnesses
you now sorely lack

you traded friendship for
threats and judgment ,Sir
one day
I believe
you'll get your lumps

and I won't be there to be kind to you
and yet the Great Spirit
reminds me
I cared once about you
and might still ought to treat you well

but I'm not that angel
I'm the one you fashioned
out of the malleable clay stories,
the kind you like to tell and sell.

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