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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 @

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

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Much Better Than This  ( A Conversation With The Universe)


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the love hotel where we had our trysts

went out of business

the restaurant we loved most

died the same death

the world at large

is falling out of existence

I free-fall with it

into my own slow, slow motion death

what happened to bliss?


I'm a fish out of her fish-bowl existence

unable to accept or breathe

the  recent pallor

or the new paradigm shift

I find I must grieve to believe in
this palaver


why do people say

take the good with the bad

cease your day

don't dwell with the sad

see--

today's  your gift

not a grift


embrace the new and improved way of seeing

to becoming an overall improved human being



yet, I find its truer than truth

how most humans only do and do and do

when there's next to quite nothing left
how bereft

to have little left to check off
on our former to-do list

and yet

we're clueless

so how many of us,

might raise our hands,

in agreement

I'd love to count you

if you think this paradigm shift
is working out for you

I was hoping for much better than this

when the world went bust

today seem a a lackluster French kiss

how we all wanted more, so very much

so I asking the Universe
"why?"

this post-pandemic apocryphal

ellipsis is a bit askew


I wanted much better

and then a book dropped from the sky

a copy of the Tao

for me to peruse

with a solemn epitaph attached

"Please return my old Universe back--
Now and IN TACT."

The Guardians of the Galaxy

were silent.

Echos of nothing, my proof.
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