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How I Wanted Your Pearls 6/24/2023 WRITTEN DIRECTLY TO THE PAGE

Love Wants What Love Wants re-edited 5/31/023

Winter's Been Too Long.... 4/18/2023 (LONGING)

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And You Will Be Called Ashes As You Leave ( from a dream)

Certainly No Bread 3/16/2022

Someone Send Out A Search Party

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Where Is My Bed With The Pleasing Tree -Lined View(NOW REEDITED)

Oh What Fine Physics (Before Me ,Lies) re-edtited @4/17/2023

If Prejudice Were Dumb And Could Not Speak

THE COMPANY THAT WE KEEP WITH THE ONE WITHIN

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THE COMPANY THAT WE KEEP WITH THE ONE WITHIN


WHAT WAS ONCE SACRED

NOW SO RARELY IS...

THE INNER FLESH OF AN ELBOW OR A KNEE

THE QUESTION MARK CURVE OF A WOMAN'S NECK

AS HER HAIR IS PILED UP ON TOP OF HER HEAD

SEE HER AT THE MIRROR

MAKING HER DAILY MINISTRATIONS

FINGERS SLOWLY CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE PLANES

OF HER CHEEKS HER BROW HER NOSE

TODAY THERE WAS A WARM SHOWER AND THE SCENT

OF LAVENDER AND TUBER ROSE

IT STILL CLINGS TO THE MISTED MIRROR

SOMETHING THAT WAS ONCE SACRED SITS HERE

ON AN OLD VANITY CHAIR

PUSHING AT HER CUTICLES AND RUBBING LOTION

INTO HER PALMS AND THE SOLES OF HER GNARLED FEET

TOUCH CAN BE SO SOOTHING

SO SWEET

WHEN THE HANDS RECOGNIZE TREASURE

WE LOVE EACH OTHER BUT NOT ALWAYS

IN EQUAL MEASURE

BUT THE GREATEST LOVE OUGHT TO BE

HOW WE TREASURE OUR SACRED SELVES

AND THE COMPANY WE KEEP WITH THE ONE WITHIN.



LEGAL COPYRIGHT FOR THIS POEM 1/26/2023 1:23 TIME AND DATE STAMPED PST
AND ALSO FOR THIS AUTHOR MELISSA A. HOWELLS AND ALSO FOR THIS LEGALLY COPYRIGHTED
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