Poetry - melissaahowells, Melissa A. Howells

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1. The Hell Of Winter (re-edited 4:27pm PST 3/9/2023)
2. The Broken-Winged Birds and People (re-edited 11:14am PST 2/23/2023)
3. In The Sanctuary Of My Head
5. The Great Tsunami Of Our Growing Grief written 3/2.2021--retitled 3/14/2021
6. Kathy Brown Kathy Brown
7. Something Not Quite Right About Here (Vortex) re-edited 1/26/2023
9. After Wide Sargasso Sea
10. Like A Small Street Dog Lured In By The Promise Of Meat
11. I'd Like To Be Your Shirt (when you wake up in the morning)
12. This Is What Mermaids Dream Of
13. The Way Of The Crow
14. Words Between Edward And Jane
15. WAITING ON THE WORLD (March/February 2021 poetry)
17. When Mr. Bemish Lost His Last Good Pair of Glasses
18. If Prejudice Were Dumb And Could Not Speak
19. My Grey Haired Love...La La Lullaby , La La Lullaby My Love
20. Certainly No Bread 3/16/2022
22. YET ANOTHER ANTI-POETRY POEM ( re-edited 11/2/2022)
23. You Do As You Please 8/17/2005 found poem, readjusted 6/20/22
24. HERE WE SIT AT OUR TABLE 2/19/2022
25. Much Better Than This ( A Conversation With The Universe)
26. The Straight Story (What Happens When The Writer Inserts You Into Her Story)
29. A Girl Always Leaning Forward Looking for A Breeze
30. Entanglements
31. Have You Ever... (DECEMBER 4/2021)
32. Appetites
33. How I Still Love You
34. The Smile Which Eludes @
35. He Says To Me, I Think Too Much (and hence dream too much as well)
36. When You Learn Who You Really Are And What Is...
37. Anti-Poem Number Three 8/2/2022 Or, A Poem Your Proper Mother Wouldn't Write
38. Breathing On My Own
39. A Girl Is More Than a Beautiful Box re-edited 10:15pm PST 1/31/22
41. Talk To Me In The Dark 7/8/2022
43. What Is The Price For Your Touch
45. In And In Between The Silence 6/21/2022
46. Not Alone In the Darkness (As I Once Thought I Was)
47. Miss Tilt-a-World@
48. Each One Of Them Is Accounted For (And Matters)
49. Like Books Full Of Stories Stacked Behind Her
50. Call It Grace (another Anti-poem)
51. Lights Out
52. Saudade: the feeling of wanting to be near someone who is far and distant
53. That No One But I Will Know (anti-poetry)
54. To Be In The Way
55. For My Brother T. J. ( 7/15/2022)
56. That Once Respite Cave
57. Dr. Frankenstein's Surprise (Re-Galvanized)
58. A Stranger In a Strange And Angry Land.
59. Crimson Lake (From 2008, flashing forward to 2022/April 19)
60. Words Being Yours...Until The Grave 4/23/2022
61. The Fire Once Within Goes Cold From Lack
62. Summer Storms / Electric Monsters
63. Your Candle Burning In the Wind
64. On Sunny Days , As I Pose For The Skies 3/17/2022
65. You Are Not What You Think 3/7/2022 11:56Pm PST
66. We'll Decide That For YOU
67. Fisherman's Woman's Lament
68. That Time Love Took Off Running On Its Achilles Heels....
70. His Bitter Chocolate Heart (refrigerator magnet poem)
72. Tender Love New And Quick...
75. Always Deep Blue (written 7/3-7/6/2022)
77. A Poem From The Dark
79. I Woke Up /// re-edited 2/2/2022 12:31PM
80. Granddad John James re-edited 10:05Pm 1/31/22
81. The Grapes (Lucious Grape/ August 31, 2005
83. You Taught Me...
84. Thank You For Being Your Own Treasure
85. How Hounds-tooth Became Her Friend
86. A Language You Can't Ignore.... re-edited 1/12/2022
87. They Say The Preying Mantis Is No Lady
88. You Can Oh Yes You Can (RE-EDITED 1/9/2021 12:07AM PST time and date stamped.)
90. I Saw A Star And Dared to Reach For It
91. The Invitation..( the message of .come as you are>>)
92. The Nature Of Water
94. the wonder that always shall be...
95. Do You Gather Up Your Days The Way Others Collect Wild Butterflies?
96. The Man On The Red Bicycle (an ode) RE-EDITED 12/4/2021
97. Stray Cats and I have an understanding... 11/23/2021 copyright
98. If It Does Them Any Good At All 11/16/2021 date/time stamped
99. OUTSIDE-THE CROWS 11/14/2021
100. Still, More Time NOV 6 2021
101. The Wonder Cat
102. Little Bundle I Call Joy
103. Nothing's Sadder Than A Rose
105. Wishing Them Onto Better Days
106. Seize This Day, The One You're With
107. Only Grief....
108. Forgive Me (GHUEY-BOY)
109. The Loving Art
111. The Stars Go Out
112. Soothe (re-edited 1:40Pm 8/17/21 for clarity for me as a five year old)
113. No One--I Know Who I Am
114. At My Gnarled Feet 7/27/2021
115. Here, After?
116. Burning The Trees Into Ghosts
117. Only The Lonely.... (its not about what you may think...)
118. And The Next, And The Next..... (written directly to page, will return later for edits)
119. My Truth Is Out There (re-edited for clarity of thought and image later)
120. All My Friends Are Dead, It Seems....
121. The Better Poem
122. Crimson Crush (Re-edited and Mispellings Corrected 6/11/2021)
123. For Boiled Eggs and Mountains
124. The Last Shall be Trace-less 5/25/2021
125. Beware When The White Night Calls // re-edited 5/25/2020
126. The Thing You Move Out Of Your Way (writing exercise) 5/22/2021
127. BUYING LIES 5/22/2021
130. The Future I'm Caught Up In...RE-EDITED 5/22/2021
131. Wild and Unraveling
132. Broken Things Are Beautiful
133. Cool Pea-Green New Leaves....(Imaginarium)
134. Sharp Sticks For The Cinderella's
135. A Long Long Time Ago
139. Odd Things, Odd Thing.....
140. The Magical Closet( re-edited for clarity of metaphor)
141. Don't Breathe 3/17/2021 12:21 AM PST
142. Kikipurr (For Our Boy/Girl Cats)
143. I'm Out Of My Dreams 3/12/2021...the pain-body and dreams
144. The Legacy List
145. (MELISSA'S) ALL---TRUE---ISMS....3/3/2021 4:51 pm PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
146. Preferring The Stars. (After College)
147. Only Yesterday (For T.J..)
149. WE SHARE... march 2021 poetry
150. This Firestorm Of Dying Lights..
151. The Threshold To The Other World...(March 2021/Feb 2021)
152. February 11, 2012 / Today The Storm...
153. No Broom Could Chase Me.
154. Self-Improvementizing....(yes, I made up a new word)
155. Big Is No Little Adjective. (revised)
157. Taking Up Alley Living
158. Out On The Street
159. I Came From Water
160. Every One of Us Has a Door....
161. 21st Century Proverbs...more will be added, you wait and read...
162. The House Is Alive
166. The Off Brand
168. To Them, I am Dead, I am Dead
169. I Need To Fly
170. Burying the Dark
171. Knock, Then Come Through
172. Being Ourselves...
173. Uncovered
174. So Glad I Met You
175. The Blue Buffalo
176. Little Man Orange--My Mister Peanut Butter Trout
177. Not Someone's Grand Illusion
178. Wisdom of the Infinite
179. The Differences
180. The Springtime Shadows Play Games Upon The Wall
182. Patch-Worked Trilogy
183. I Turn Forward
184. The Storm
185. Prairie Town Progress
186. Beyond Door Number Three
187. And Then It Wasn't Hard To Be Eight Years Old
188. Elise, Elise
189. A Bird, A Fly, A Cripple (Pity Poem?)
190. The Make-Up of Molecules
192. HOW
193. Haiku's In Triplicate
196. The Change In The Change(s)
197. At Night, As I Dream of Vampires Who Have No Bad Intentions
198. Human History is Pockmarked With Tragedy
200. A New Clear
201. What Exactly Comes Next?
202. Unseen, The Lilacs And The Daffodils
203. morning thoughts (begin again)
204. Encounter Before Dawn
205. Somtimes in Surrender
206. The Cruel In The World (Blue Bag Metaphor)
207. Great Spirit
208. Shedding Your Skin
209. On the Wings Of A Bird
210. My Heart Knows Him Still ( For TLP)
211. Liminality
212. NEEDING /KNEADING MORE (sometimes)
214. Not My Season
215. Belle Du Jovan
216. The Hope Of All These Things Which Would Never Come In a Box
217. The Best Revenge (For All Your Critic's Critiques)
218. The Birds Are Such Un-numbering Creatures of Distant Hitchcockian Past
219. A Man Of The Clouds
220. Sometimes In Losing I Have Gained A Lot
221. Informed Through Pain
222. Shrine
223. Silver-Tongued Devil
224. I Will Return
226. Expect Yourself
227. When My Blues Are Gone
228. The Factory of Resentments
229. They Grew (A Poem From The Imaginarium)
230. Didn't You Learn That First Lesson In Kindergarten?
231. Where The Weird Actually Tried To Turn Pro
232. Accountants
233. The Dreaming Life ( A Series Of Dream Vignettes)
234. Within The Green Wind Becomes The Fall
235. Open Lines
236. You Got Your Lilly Back
238. the earth is our mother
239. Marinate On This
240. I Write This To Remember
241. And I Smile ( Little Little Bird)
242. All Of Who I Was
243. This Snake
244. What Could a Death Meet-Up Have To Offer?
245. Peace Where There Is No Opportunity
246. Where The Dead Don't Mind...
247. Canis Latrans
248. A Smattering Of Mattering (How Do You Matter)
249. For Another Mean New Sun.
250. I Wish God Had Better Magic
251. What's With The Lead Overshoes?
253. Like The Wind In The Middle Of The Night
254. Dragons
255. The Inner String
256. The Hoping
257. HOME
258. Different
259. wandering the rolling hills ...(written for his model)
260. All You Have To Do Is Breathe....
261. Funny, Not Funny
262. Cat's Speach
263. The Little Bird Said
264. A Start Again...(I Green-Dreamed Again Last Night)
265. two out of three people
266. Lonesome Love
267. All The Changing....
268. Nameless
269. Night Train
270. A Dog Should Have His Tail...
271. Some Children Have Nightmares (tentative title)
272. Last Night
273. Hope Is Sometimes The Best Of All You've Got (definition poem)
274. Enough to Clear The Clouds Away 4/13/2019
275. Devious
276. Checking Out
277. Crows...writing exercise in honor of April /National Poetry month
278. Unwelcomed Like So Much Unfinished Business
279. It Is In The Rain
280. Dream Goblins Of The Night
281. Wake Wake Wake
282. The Day You Left (Words From A Half-Remembered Dream)
283. When People Go
284. Only The Choice To Be
285. Words
286. In March (Finally, Spring 2016)
287. The Finisher's Song
288. Weak In The Knees
289. All For Algernon
290. Yes, You--There
291. Two Better Pasttimes. ( A Bit O' Rant)
292. Old Hunters Of The Fall
293. If I Could Be The Sky...
294. All In The Family (Family, What A Concept)
295. In Layers
296. Silent Endings
297. Wake And Remember
298. Small Sentry
299. How I Think That About Every One...
300. All My Children ( CATS ARE PEOPLE TOO)
301. Unknowing
302. Call This Our Autumn
303. It Comes At Night
304. Falling Leaf, Falling Man/Woman, Rising Star
305. Afterwards...
306. Evidence
307. It Feels Better To Be Unfinished (Wish-Unspoken, But With My Eyes)
308. Oh What A Fall
309. Perhaps I Too, Was Frozen
310. The Hot Seasons
311. You Are (I'm Here With You)
312. Joyce Will Soon Be Seventy-Something
313. in-EFFECTIVE (Fragile)
314. Like a Small Child Tucked Into
315. Spokes Spoken
316. Plain Speakin' (Lyrical Poem)
317. From The Point Of A Star
318. All Too Clearly Now
319. STRAIGHT FROM MY TILT-A-WORLD (legal copyright Melissa A Howells 6/13/2018 10:01am PST time/date stamped)
320. It Is The Rain
321. Its Their Problem
322. Hello Neighbor
323. Someone Send Out A Search Party
324. Les Animaux
325. A Little Bad Romance
326. This Is It
327. With Words, I See A World I No Longer Fit In
328. Where None Should Grow
329. Someone Burned The Trees
330. Something More...
331. Ghost Fox
332. I'm An Old Bad Dog Barking At The Rain
333. Live Your Life The Best You Can Within Your Own Follicles
334. Live And Let Live
335. Imperfect
336. Now Is My Season
337. I wonder......
338. The Metaphor That Keeps On Giving...
339. In Simpatico
340. Romance For The Unrefined Mind...
341. Hunger (Whose Is It?)
342. Dog Lives Are Shorter
343. This Is Your New Portland Now
344. What It Means To Go Missing
345. Hello Grief...
346. Illustration
347. Not Mine
348. For You Who Knows The Rain
349. The Seven Billion
350. Blur
351. Preschool Presence of Mind
352. What Truth There Is When You See It (Maybe I'm A Man...)
353. transaction and interchange
354. Throne Of Stars
355. Useless (Eaters)
356. In The Winter Park
357. Snow Is A Softening Of The Rain
358. I Am Time
359. Brilliance
360. Laughing Maid (They Called Me)
361. Some Women/Some Woman
362. The Knowledge...
363. Time Does Not Recognize Me
364. Storms
365. The Times Have Come Back Of Great Want And Lack, This Is The New Great Depression
366. Counting The Long Days, Tilling The Greens
367. Coming Off Small
368. All Tarted Up
369. why We celebrate the losers
370. Little Water Bug ( learning the lesson of true pain)
371. Hope You Enjoyed The Eclipse While It Lasted
372. I Am....( a keen observation )
373. The Secret Eater
374. Circumstance Changes All
375. The Light Goes On In The Attic (WeAll Have Addictons)
376. Written For My Father Who Isn't Here To Know
377. Life's A Candle
378. Malla Batsick
379. not the story of my youth
380. (A Prayer of Intercession--Brief Joy)
381. Paying For The Sins
382. C Students
383. For The Loss Of A Ghost Like You
384. Fragile Shell Of Morning
385. Boy Restored
386. Love A Cat
387. July's Message
388. And With Words I Let Them Go
389. When He Returns From The Road
390. The Crow Is A Songbird
391. the brand of disappointment
392. Flashes, Glimpses, Moments, Time
393. Some Will
394. Please Don't Bring Me Flowers
395. Beware The Sign of Sagittarius
396. No Woman's Friend
397. Sometimes Love Comes With Electricity
398. She Is My Friend
399. Some People
400. Every Time I Listen To the Wind.
401. If I Were Your Island....
402. I Long For Stars
403. Need You (note of encouragement to self)
404. Poem Untitled, But, If Not For You
405. (You're) Still Here
406. The Un-Promised Land
407. I Travel Every Time I Think Of You
408. As Sick As My Secrets
409. From The Desert
410. No Ropes Love
411. Have You Ever Been Blue (self talk of encouragement)
412. I Know Most Who I Am When You Are In The Room
413. He's There
414. Then The Little Silver Fish Came
415. I Keep My Ray Bans Handy
416. Into The Swirling Sea Of White.
417. Some Meaningful Proof For A Hopeful Dreamer's Eyes
418. Oh, Now, The Pink Moon
419. Who's Zoomin' Who?
420. Its About Waking In The Middle Of The Night And Having To Write It All Down
421. Beauty
422. This Cow Tale
423. Like A Snow-globe
424. these times they have changed us
425. visions of sugarplums by the river bank
426. What Is This Death? ( As I Grow Older And Nearer To It)
427. Come On Now
428. And You Might Be The Reaper
429. Mrs. Stine, Isn't It Time?
430. I Speak for Those Whose Voice Would Be Taken Out Of Social Circulation
431. Certain Succulent Pieces Of Time
432. And Even Stars Die
433. So Much Beauty
434. Max on the max
435. Hope You Like It, Not
436. A Tesseract OrTwo
437. un-Completion (I Prefer It)
438. Here They Are Triumphant, The Crows
439. I Talk To A Machine In My Darkness
440. What If
441. Limitless
442. Woman Of A Certain Age
443. Confetti Universe
444. I Wish You Well (a prayer)
445. What'll I Do, Without You
446. You Are Not My Audience, I Just Borrowed You For Awhile
447. whern night becomes day
448. Now I Am The One Who Chooses To Chose
449. Hot Sauce Packet Poem
450. How Each Death Changes The World
451. Lost Before You Began
452. Not A Good-bye Day (For Our Ghuey)
453. definition (poetry 101 for me)
454. The Tail (tale) She Had Long and Tall and High And Proud
455. This Home I Long For Yet Have Never Seen
456. A Thousand Words For Snow Are Spoken By The Eskimos
457. Outside the Window, Frozen
458. in times like these... January 6 2017
459. Enjoying My Newly Acquired Small Deserted Island, Thank You...
460. Where Did Mrs Smith and Her Little Pink House Go?..
461. after- midnight marauder's ice capades
462. A Box Of Darkness
463. Friend Squirrel I Call You December
464. Butterfly Girls Like Me Were Meant To Fly
465. Bitter Medicine
466. Of A Wounded Branch
467. The Forward Pass
468. I Have Changed My Mind (waiting un-patiently for Spring)
469. Cannot Bring Her Back
470. God Created The Universe, Then Look Who Happened
471. Hide From The Rain
472. Oh woe the womb
473. Was I Reflected
474. Speck Of Dirt
475. Wise Children
476. Her Controversy Will Always Be His
477. That Poet Girl
478. Good Weather Gone
479. What Does Become Of Us
480. Over-done Potato
481. Let Heaven Be Spring
482. Blood Poem (Sanguine)
483. Describe 9-17-2016/9:04 AM PST
484. Your Smile Lacks
485. Don't Want Your Prayers
486. In The Distant Fog Of Dreams
487. Greyhound's Lament
488. Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home
489. Where Have You Gone?
490. Bat-Ness ( The Vespertilians)
491. The Bullying of Mr. Big Life
492. My Ocean's Roaring
493. I Remember Her
494. When Two Thoughts Collide
495. We All Fall Down
496. Saying My Piece About Writing Here
497. Better Than A Cyanide Capsule
498. none of our dirty business
499. who will save themselves (show me how they will do it)
500. On That Fateful Day
501. Ramada
502. what makes a monster (sympathy for the monster)
503. Stronger Than The Brave
504. When Words Failed Me
505. Just Listening
506. Not A Disease
507. Affliction for Affection
508. It Could Be Spring
509. AWAKEN TO....my ode to Spring
510. Poly-Gorgon
511. (She Speaks In Parables)
512. I Want My Peace
513. Flying Low
514. You Asked Me If You Were A Good Mother
515. (So For You) What Is Love? /Definitions
516. Enough to Clear The Rain Away
517. for what she's worth...
518. Potato Chip
519. of my battered heart
520. why not ask the cat?
521. Astonish
522. A sibling narrative of lies
523. Reflecting
524. Time-Time (or Leading With My Chin)
525. This Is Not A Soft Story
526. Live The Way You Are (Paper Hearts)
527. The Ways Of The Ones (herded from the truth)
528. Gathering of the Palavering
529. 437759
530. Like Mad Romans
531. You Aint Nothin' Better Than
532. Less
533. "Crazy" They Call Me
534. Dance Of The DNA Daughters
535. Odd Thoughts and Juxtapositions
536. Watercolors
537. July 4 2015
538. (The) Nightmare Man
539. It Came To Me While Doing Laundry On A Sunday Looking For Some Blank Space To Write In Before It Was All Gone...
540. Lizard Mansions
541. Thoughts While Nibbling Designer Toast
542. Haiku 2005 Revised
543. I Would Be Happy, Yes I Would
544. What Butterfly Must Do
545. Another New Born Babe Of A Poem
546. Trick Photography
547. Resentment Survivors
548. Observations on a City, Thursday Afternoon
549. You Can't Live Forever (And Ain't That A Relief)
550. For The Loss Of Words
551. Who Makes A Mother
552. Haiku For A Spent Spring
553. Theater of Da-Da
554. Choose Sides Now
555. Hope And Loss Two Fraternal Twins of The Same Reluctant Mother
556. From Direct Experience...Isn't That Life?
557. Think Again
558. The Unrescued Boy
559. Hello February Crocuses
560. Taking A Long Journey to Nowhere To Return
561. Trust Is An Extinct Animal
562. Neighborly
563. Moving On Out ( Thank God) 1-30-2015
564. Canner's Lament 1970
565. Share Your Warm Cookie(s)
566. Death Is A Long Dark Door (Written 2002)
567. Stripped Down To The Nothings....
568. It is hard to loose a parent (at any age)
569. Endeavor Narcissus
570. The Best News (is the end of the day)
571. Anaconda (Portland 2004)
572. The Joy Of Dreams
573. The Silences (my silences)
574. A Circle (written April 14th 2003)
575. Two Haiku's from 2003
576. Revenge (written in the summer of 1981)
577. More Haiku's from April 2003
578. You Never Know What You Will Hear Riding On A Bus
579. Been Down/Been There 2003
580. Confessionalists
581. Something Wild
582. in the end it was the words
583. The Narrowing With Age
584. The Last One: Homage to The Carrier Pigeon Martha
585. You Are The Wilderness
586. The New Luster of Life (after the horrible scare)
587. snow scene: bird girl on winter hill
588. do you know how to be a good neighbor...in the cold
589. why am I still here?
590. Fourteen Hundred Miles
591. No One Owns The Land
592. My Brother The Coyote
593. Judging The Rain
594. Swimming With Neptune
595. Ding-Dong The Witch is Gone ...now we'll have some peace
596. Absinthe and Retreat
597. Mister Misbegotten.
598. sometimes I wonder (selfishness)
599. No One Likes a Challenge A Challenger or One Who Wears Smart Pants
600. A Lesson Learned From A Feedback, Thank You, Mindfully
601. Dedicated For Those Whose Door Has Never Been Opened
602. A Man Called Tsuris
603. Point of View (Alzheimer's Early Onset/Mother) Rough Draft
604. SO SAYETH THE LEG (the right one, of course)
605. (I Could Tell Her So Much) But She's Not Here
606. How She Loved Blue
607. Opinion/Commentary...Don't Feedback/ Just for the fun of it
608. great animal magic
609. the falling man (or the man who could fly)
610. Make (of) Me A Snow Angel
611. make no more God poems for me today
612. landscapes escapes to dreamscapes
613. Chicken Fat
614. I have no generations to succeed me so that I can be remembered
615. the life and times of Medusa
616. some witches never know when things are going well
617. If This Is Any Art For Which You Care
618. The Life of Tigger
619. Good bye Little Crow....(I'm so sad and sorry)
620. maybe some fool will notice y'all
621. Fifty-Five Needs to Be A Whole Lot Cockier
622. Tuesday afternoon in the jewelry box
623. The Haircut Thing
624. okay, that was a weird one
625. the world is filled with folks who ain't got no feeling
626. what do I gotta do but start over
627. what's in a name
628. things to write about on the bus
629. feathered friends
630. the slave is freed
631. something better to run to...
632. Salad
633. Now, There Is A Writer
634. Only You ? (refrigerator magnet poetry)
635. @ Crazy Quilt/Crazy World
636. ++ prophecy ++
637. -- DOG/FISH-- a dream state/story
638. new ribbons in the sky
639. Rooster ( A Very Short Story In 5 Parts)
640. Threading Myself Through The River Called Night
641. ** FOUR o'clock shadow **
642. The Orneriness
643. evening thoughts on a train
644. Here In The Garden Of Our Hearts
645. No More Boxes No More Boxes No More Boxes
646. A Rant On Being Right
647. I Banish Memory
648. Drowsing in The Early Morning Rain
649. The Sky Reflects
650. Dream of The Blue Racers
652. the tale of one hundred
653. I cannot explain You away with words
654. A Day Spent Together At The Sand Hills Of Jamestown
655. the Mother I am and am not
656. dream achaeologist
657. definitions:
658. the residuals
659. welcome back, poem
660. the fix
661. A N G E R
662. nothing lasts
663. such little things
664. I Am Sad For Mr Jagger's Girlfriend
665. This Optimism
666. Animikii
667. the hungry wolf.
669. pebbles of hope 3-6-2014
670. the last conversation
671. improved in the groove
672. a thing which has no words
673. to be my own element
674. Little Cat cries
675. The Bare Bones
676. feeling lousy and low-brow
677. she was done with words
678. (What Can Happen) when wishing can make it snow
679. one Friday morning
680. the seed of my identity
681. I Keep Dreaming Of Storms
682. one for me, and one for the horse
683. t h e c o n t r a r i a n
684. mother nature has devised new means for my end
685. your heart has a message for you brother
686. connecting synapses across miles and millennia
687. the cat speaks of himself
688. a metaphor of fear
689. Little Houses
690. It Is Your Habit
691. The New Modern Muse Pygmalion
692. people of the prairie
693. Mr Grey ( a re-write from 1997)
694. the conversations we have between us
695. random thoughts on a brilliant sunny day
696. a blessing, surely, the day you found us
697. giving is a lesson in learning how to receive (gratitude)
698. on the day I die (written in a flash)
699. unconscious
700. a lesson to teach, a lesson to learn
701. outside falls the rain
702. written in December before Christmas **
703. Lipstick Tales
704. Nightmare Ditty for the Dark Man
705. what is dreaming?
706. Near Sunrise In October
707. (see) how you cry-out
708. Witness
709. stubborn
710. two sides
711. necessary evil
712. from the tomb of three days sleeping
713. It Was The Best of Your Best That You Had Left To Me, Father
714. early morning thought cloud in october
715. feeling the rain
716. Beautiful Friend
717. out with the felines
718. x x x kisses x x x
719. because we are temporary
720. Lull the Day to Night
721. when night is not enough for dreams
722. when what I long for is oblivion.
723. Going Back
724. All Wet
725. The End of Your Reign
726. early wake-up conversations...before the coffee's poured
727. One Which Brings Me Unending Release
728. bicycled-in bounty
729. what grown up children of alcoholics do*
730. flutter of black
731. A Promise Is
732. So....
733. Stand *or...Ode To A Three-Legged Coyote
734. 40 plus years ago in an overgrown garden
735. Succulencia
736. and all to which they attach (* hold fast to life while you are able)
737. thoughts on the eve of the prodigal cat returning home
738. death comes for a visit * and nearly stays...
739. Better To Bend Than Be Broken (CHANGE)
740. with the memory of you growing transient as invisible ink
741. a heart sometimes breaks when it dares to believe in miracles
742. Describe
743. Black Hole Singularity
744. The Way of Violence
745. The Parts of Me Kept Secret
746. The Vibration Which Moves Us Slowly Towards
747. Luminary
748. Perchance
749. Approaching Normal , Then Veering Right
750. One Of Modigliani's Women
751. When Crickets Stop Chirping
752. Last Thoughts On A Star-Filled Night In Spring
753. ghouls of boyfriends past... (looming)
754. The Definition of Ambivalence/Haiku
755. The Re-Dreaming
756. the slap of clarity
757. I Will Ascend Or Fall
758. I Am Unsubstantial
759. Monsters (Aren't We All)
760. drearied (really, a MUST read)
761. One Storm, Lone Woman, One Umbrella
762. What Its Like, Huh, Is This What Its Like?
763. i understand why civil war girls wore lockets
764. My Green-Eyed Best Friend, Always
765. Do Butterflies Know?
766. Small Groupings To Read on All Hallowed Eve
767. List of The Things I Have Missed
768. Kaleidoscope (For Ann, My Mother)
769. Adult Child Has Questions For Her Dead Parents.
770. Adjusting: Define. What Does It Mean? Grey Geography.
771. Our Glasses Clinked, Like A Bell Of Mindfulness
772. A Piano Story
773. Sometimes, He Goes Traveling
774. hmmm...how did we happen?
775. I Hate Bacon
776. If Love Is So Simple
777. Nonsense Song (What Merry Meant)
778. If You Had To Fill Out An Application (To Be My Boyfriend)
779. Robin Kill
780. Melissa (Little Bee)
781. You Are What You Do. (This Is A Message To Them All)
782. Look Out How You Use ( Bad Words)
783. Sky of Pall
784. To The Myth-Makers Liars & Self-Deceivers I Am Now A Non-Believer
785. Apple?
786. Before All That Needs To Be Said Is Done
787. Vulnerable.
788. Blood Ivory
789. A Friend By Any Other Name
790. Newest Primer Lesson
791. Later Hours
792. Lucky Was Easy
793. Poetry: Its How I See
794. Its A Whole Big Blue World, Ain't It?
795. He's Onto
796. Not For The Bloom of Tears Cultivated These Last 100 Years
797. Locked Out of the Moon Mad World
798. Snow, Suddenly
799. Non Compos Mentis (Blues)
800. So Easy Is The Diagnosis
801. Tomorrow Is A Little Girl's Word
802. Invention:Are You The Motherhood Of?
803. Shell (Object Poem or Not?)
804. A Succession of Haiku's 2009
805. A One Word Feedback By Any Other Name Would Be....
806. The City (in Memory of Minneapolis)
807. crow girl in tuxedo
808. I Live In A Place Where No Brave People (Of Fine Reputation) Dare Dwell
809. Snow Fort Symmetry
810. One Last Poem (for the Old Year)
811. The Moon Is Hope
812. Thank You for My Birthday (Capricornus)
813. A Run On of Early Morning Consciousness
814. I'm Going To Grow Up To Be (A Drone Pilot)
815. 19 May/ 19 December
816. Stale December
817. Incongruity
818. What Did The Geese Know?
819. OPTIMISM...Look at It Beaming
820. Lettuce Leaf People
821. Lamentation For a Left Leg
822. At The End of It All
823. SHE (We Find Her To Be A Disservice)
824. Quit Yer Blubberin and Let Me Read...(or do I really have a direct responsibility to the audience for their feelings?)_
825. Disturbance
826. Hibernating
827. No Fair Tales To Cleave To Now
828. Pyrrhic Victory
829. Live as a Garanimal
830. To Be Just Like You.
831. Ghost
832. Leaving Inertia
833. Collection of Disorganized Thinking on a Cold November Day
834. In The Cold Winter's Rain
835. Whatever, the Weather, the Sun or the Stars
836. cornucopia (of the unrefined) mind
837. Gadgets
838. A-Mused
839. Autumn's Wild
840. Writers (Some)
841. Thought Planes and Scan Pills
842. The Black Magic of Human Relations
843. Remove The Fist
844. Daisie
845. Daisie II (Daisie You Are Forever)
846. Disappear
847. Love A Possibility
848. The Silences
849. Come And Visit Me
850. Find A Man Who Cares (What You Think)
851. Disconnected From The Powers Of Emotion
852. We Could Have Been (Good Friends)
853. Git Along....
854. How Do You Prepare
855. They Came In
856. You Are Back (again)
857. In Too Much
858. Try To Have A Good Night
859. Not The Soured Milk of Human Kindness.
860. For A Friend
861. White Cat.
862. Quiet Kills
863. No More, Never Mind
864. Grocery List For A Summer Afternoon
865. Serenity and Self-Preservation
866. Spaces
867. no longer yours (contagion)
868. Its The First Day
869. A Thought In The Dark
870. Let Us Make A Nest
871. Even, If One Day, Reincarnation
872. Happy Un-Birthday, Darling
873. The Soul Searches
874. Preparedness
875. For the Years of Dancing (Dance Hall Days Gone)
876. Small Smile
877. (All) The Stranger To Myself
878. The Unedited Life (She says what she means to say...)
879. Hello?
880. I Feel Fine(r)
881. You Can't Be Telling The Truth...
882. Tell Three Truths, Then One Lie
883. Waiting for a Storm that Never Comes
884. Mercy Mercy Mercy
885. Love Letter to the Wind
886. No Write-Off
887. Technicolor
888. He Wakes With the Chickens (Catsonova)
889. A Forever Song of You
890. I Wonder At The World Anne-like
891. (Let Me Help You) Discover the Unexplored Country
892. She Hit You
893. "Loaf"
894. His Words Immortalized About Horses
895. I Want You Not To Walk Out On You
896. Primer Lesson For Toms
897. To One Who Made The Difference (to me)
898. Some Serious Silliness
899. Epitaph 2012
900. (You Did Me) By The Numbers
901. Asking (The Right Questions)
902. Watercolor Daydreams
903. No Shoes On
904. Sleep
905. Emptied
906. 444 Goodnight
907. You Made Me Feel (Just Like 20)
908. The Husk Before October
909. The Old Old Times
910. Lens
911. Look At The Pictures.
912. Refrigerator Poetry
913. Now, Right In Front of You
914. Lead Us Not...
915. --- She Floated In ---
916. Too Little of Peace
917. In the Big Lake Country
918. Tallest of the Tall Trees
919. (I'm Only Speaking) The Advice I've Heard Before
920. You Are Not The One, Not My Darling
921. A Circle
922. The Last Sigh of Twilight
923. Haiku Untitled 2003
924. indirect
925. Cold Blue Steel
926. Inner Horizon
927. Cold
928. R A N T
929. Put A Band-aid On Your Forehead
930. So Much Truth Is Wasted On The Experienced
931. The Chicken of Depression
932. Fabricators
933. All Beings Considered
934. Green Lava Imaginarium
935. This Is A Serious Poem
936. Optional Feature
937. The All Night Radio
938. Aversion to Showers
939. (Epidermal) Manifesto
940. Afterwards, Finally And At Last, The Difference
941. The Streak
942. Happy Monster
943. Dying So I Can Live With Another Day
944. All You Have To Do Is Ask
945. Sirens (A Dream)
946. Last Night's (Nightmare)
947. Whistler's Daughter
948. A Little Irreverence
949. Imprinted
950. I Was Like A Child?
951. The Session
952. Perhaps Its Halloween
953. Destiny
954. quiet comes dear
955. I Like Crows
956. Blueberry Blues
957. Poets Have No Place? (This may be long, but its worth reading)
958. Seeing (Before the tea is tea)
959. When We Begin....
960. Just By Being...(thank you)
961. Tilling the Turf of Dreams From Six Feet Under
962. Thin Gold Band
963. Aimless
964. Flattered
965. Pour Mademoiselle Karin
966. For Not Believing In Words
967. Crumbling Like The Sand
968. In the Mud
969. Untitled, But You Will Understand
970. In a Green Werewolf Sky
971. Wrongness of the Right
972. Sweet Old Red (River)
973. It Came Upon Me All Too Clear
974. And You Will Grow Older
975. This Chicken...
976. Crow, What Would You Do?
977. In Response to Denise Levertov
978. Great Big Waterproof World
979. What Crows Can Do
980. Bad Blues Boy
981. Knock the Giants Out
982. Life is in the Details.
983. Mister Mix-Master Murderer
984. Death Can Be Unkind When It Steals Treasure
985. Fragile
986. Becoming
987. Dumbstruck By The Wide Sea of Humanity
988. Melted Chocolate Bar Memory
989. Recesses of Me
990. Rise Up Like Some Grand Balloon
991. I Dreamed of Drowning
992. For Ghuey
993. Be Tom T-Terrific
994. She Will Never Come Back
995. To The Voice From The Ginger Jar
996. Forever In Winter
997. Inheritance
998. No Poems Left
999. There Is A Woman
1000. Should Old Acquaintance
1001. Real TV is a Real Education
1002. Diminished
1003. A Bicycle Dreams
1004. Two Hickey Necks on a Bus- or -Ode to Teen aged Love
1005. Four- Footed Soul
1006. Driftwood
1007. In A Waiting Room Long Ago
1008. Look Behind
1009. How Dare?
1010. So You Do (May 10, 2010 written for June 1987)
1011. Oeuvre-Body of Work
1012. My Old Man
1013. Your Next New Dying Black Swan
1014. Trust Joy
1015. Crowded Out
1016. Little Blue Pill
1017. After One AM (Haiku)
1018. Inventive (Haiku)
1019. Impermanence (Haiku)
1020. On Moving 2000 Miles Too Far From Home
1021. Again
1022. Prevent Your Next Breakdown
1023. Who Are They?
1024. Description In 140 Words, More or Less
1025. Used to Think I Could Fix Them.
1026. Yes, We're Smiling at all the Right Intervals
1027. Like A Rose
1028. Bulimic's Prayer of Contrition 2002
1029. There He Sits
1030. This Here Agate- Hunting Place
1031. The Surplus Population
1032. For Cat Child
1033. Arrival
1034. Tears of Hail
1035. She Comes Without Directions
1036. After The Skill of The Crow
1037. Dared To Tell
1038. Crow Haiku II
1039. We Teach Without Example
1040. Iris Haiku
1041. One Cat's Opinion
1042. Crow Haiku
1043. Haiku Untitled
1044. Dakota In August
1045. We Said (living by our words....)
1046. Unrequieted 1989-1997
1047. The Prairie Wind
1048. Smile World Smile
1049. She's the Girl
1050. The Lesson
1051. Puttin' It On
1052. Girl's' Night Out (the word plus is pronounced the French way, as in plooh )
1053. With This I Can Sleep (Haiku)
1054. Sunshine Blues
1055. Portland Skies (Haiku)
1056. RED
1057. A Needle in P-town
1058. Last Words of No Good Friday Malone
1059. You Ever Decide?
1060. On The Bayou
1061. All We Are Saying...(2004-2005)
1062. A View From My Window At Age 8
1063. A Little Bit of Harlem in Your Life
1064. Winter's Child
1065. Buffalo Hunt 2000
1066. Outlook
1067. Today's Meditation
1068. Lemonade Days and Rhubarb Pies
1069. With Clearest Sight
1070. I See You
1071. We Are Stones
1072. About The Crow
1073. Buddha Man
1074. When Da Wolves Come Near
1075. Home Again--For the Holidays
1076. Yellow Flowers on a Chess Board
1077. Cuba Libre
1078. Life Among Clouds

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