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1. Some Women/Some Woman
2. The Knowledge...
3. Laughing Maid
4. Time Does Not Recognize Me
5. Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home
6. I'm A Slug
8. If This Is Any Art For Which You Care
9. I Talk To A Machine In My Darkness
10. I Long For Stars
11. And Even Stars Die
12. Crowded Out
13. So You Do (May 10, 2010 written for June 1987)
14. All Beings Considered
15. Storms
16. what makes a monster (sympathy for the monster)
17. Max on the max
18. why We celebrate the losers
19. Make (of) Me A Snow Angel
20. The Times Have Come Back Of Great Want And Lack, This Is The New Great Depression
21. The Light Goes On In The Attic (WeAll Have Addictons)
22. Little Water Bug ( learning the lesson of true pain)
23. Hope You Enjoyed The Eclipse While It Lasted
24. Written For My Father Who Isn't Here To Know
25. I Feel Fine(r)
26. And With Words I Let Them Go
27. Used to Think I Could Fix Them.
28. Sometimes Love Comes With Electricity
29. Into The Swirling Sea Of White.
30. Boy Restored
31. Life's A Candle
32. Malla Batsick
33. (A Prayer of Intercession--Brief Joy)
34. Love A Cat
35. Cuba Libre
36. Woman Of A Certain Age
37. Fragile Shell Of Morning
38. Disappear
39. A Little Bit of Harlem in Your Life
40. Sometimes I Hear Him
41. When He Returns From The Road
42. Not A Good-bye Day (For Our Ghuey)
43. July's Message
44. The Crow Is A Songbird
45. Counting The Long Days, Tilling The Greens
46. All Tarted Up
47. the brand of disappointment
48. Flashes, Glimpses, Moments, Time
49. Some Will
50. Coming Off Small
51. Please Don't Bring Me Flowers
52. No Woman's Friend
53. not the story of my youth
54. She Is My Friend
55. Every Time I Listen To the Wind.
56. If I Were Your Island....
57. I Am....( a keen observation )
58. Need You (note of encouragement to self)
59. I Travel Every Time I Think Of You
60. The Un-Promised Land
61. Poem Untitled, But, If Not For You
62. (You're) Still Here
63. As Sick As My Secrets
64. Mrs. Stine, Isn't It Time?
65. From The Desert
66. He's There
67. Then The Little Silver Fish Came
68. I Keep My Ray Bans Handy
69. Some Meaningful Proof For A Hopeful Dreamer's Eyes
70. You Are Not My Audience, I Just Borrowed You For Awhile
71. How Each Death Changes The World
72. And You Might Be The Reaper
73. I Wish You Well (a prayer)
74. Like A Snow-globe
75. A Thousand Words For Snow Are Spoken By The Eskimos
76. A sibling narrative of lies
77. Non Compos Mentis (Blues)
78. Oh, Now, The Pink Moon
79. the life and times of Medusa
80. For The Loss Of A Ghost Like You
81. these times they have changed us
82. Here They Are Triumphant, The Crows
83. Its About Waking In The Middle Of The Night And Having To Write It All Down
84. This Cow Tale
85. Bat-Ness ( The Vespertilians)
86. Absinthe and Retreat
87. visions of sugarplums by the river bank
88. What Is This Death? ( As I Grow Older And Nearer To It)
89. I Speak for Those Whose Voice Would Be Taken Out Of Social Circulation
90. Certain Succulent Pieces Of Time
91. So Much Beauty
92. Hope You Like It, Not
93. un-Completion (I Prefer It)
94. For the Years of Dancing (Dance Hall Days Gone)
95. A Tesseract OrTwo
96. What'll I Do, Without You
97. whern night becomes day
98. What If
99. It Came To Me While Doing Laundry On A Sunday Looking For Some Blank Space To Write In Before It Was All Gone...
100. That Poet Girl
101. Confetti Universe
102. The Secret Eater
103. Hot Sauce Packet Poem
104. Now I Am The One Who Chooses To Chose
105. Lost Before You Began
106. Time-Time (or Leading With My Chin)
107. The New Luster of Life (after the horrible scare)
108. snow scene: bird girl on winter hill
109. Ding-Dong The Witch is Gone ...now we'll have some peace
110. (What Can Happen) when wishing can make it snow
111. I Have Changed My Mind (waiting un-patiently for Spring)
112. Hide From The Rain
113. God Created The Universe, Then Look Who Happened
114. Better Than A Cyanide Capsule
115. Lucky Was Easy
116. Not For The Bloom of Tears Cultivated These Last 100 Years
117. The Tail (tale) She Had Long and Tall and High And Proud
118. Cannot Bring Her Back
119. Her Controversy Will Always Be His
120. Blood Poem (Sanguine)
121. Affliction for Affection
122. Outside the Window, Frozen
123. Enjoying My Newly Acquired Small Deserted Island, Thank You...
124. Where Did Mrs Smith and Her Little Pink House Go?..
125. No Write-Off
126. after- midnight marauder's ice capades
127. A Box Of Darkness
128. Butterfly Girls Like Me Were Meant To Fly
129. Friend Squirrel I Call You December
130. Bitter Medicine
131. Fourteen Hundred Miles
132. A Lesson Learned From A Feedback, Thank You, Mindfully
133. Of A Wounded Branch
134. Let Heaven Be Spring
135. Ramada
136. why not ask the cat?
137. Beware The Sign of Sagittarius
138. Was I Reflected
139. The Forward Pass
140. Wise Children
141. Don't Want Your Prayers
142. In The Distant Fog Of Dreams
143. The Bullying of Mr. Big Life
144. My Ocean's Roaring
145. I Remember Her
146. We All Fall Down
147. Saying My Piece About Writing Here
148. (She Speaks In Parables)
149. of my battered heart
150. This Is Not A Soft Story
151. Oh woe the womb
152. Speck Of Dirt
153. What Does Become Of Us
154. When Two Thoughts Collide
155. Good Weather Gone
156. Over-done Potato
157. Describe 9-17-2016/9:04 AM PST
158. Your Smile Lacks
159. Observations on a City, Thursday Afternoon
160. The Ways Of The Ones (herded from the truth)
161. Gathering of the Palavering
162. 437759
163. "Crazy" They Call Me
164. Dance Of The DNA Daughters
165. You Aint Nothin' Better Than
166. Less
167. Like Mad Romans
168. Odd Thoughts and Juxtapositions
169. July 4 2015
170. Your Next New Dying Black Swan
171. Where Have You Gone?
172. none of our dirty business
173. On That Fateful Day
174. who will save themselves (show me how they will do it)
175. Stronger Than The Brave
176. When Words Failed Me
177. Just Listening
178. Not A Disease
179. It Could Be Spring
180. AWAKEN TO....my ode to Spring
181. Poly-Gorgon
182. I Want My Peace
183. (So For You) What Is Love? /Definitions
184. You Asked Me If You Were A Good Mother
185. Flying Low
186. Enough to Clear The Rain Away
187. for what she's worth...
188. On The First of November
189. Potato Chip
190. Live The Way You Are (Paper Hearts)
191. Watercolors
192. (The) Nightmare Man
193. Thoughts While Nibbling Designer Toast
194. The Way of Violence
195. One Of Modigliani's Women
196. The Re-Dreaming
197. The Definition of Ambivalence/Haiku
198. I Am Unsubstantial
199. Monsters (Aren't We All)
200. Small Groupings To Read on All Hallowed Eve
201. List of The Things I Have Missed
202. If You Had To Fill Out An Application (To Be My Boyfriend)
203. Look Out How You Use ( Bad Words)
204. Shell (Object Poem or Not?)
205. What Did The Geese Know?
206. Astonish
207. Haiku 2005 Revised
208. The Unrescued Boy
209. Reflecting
210. Another New Born Babe Of A Poem
211. You Can't Live Forever (And Ain't That A Relief)
212. maybe some fool will notice y'all
213. The Sky Reflects
214. Lipstick Tales
215. 40 plus years ago in an overgrown garden
216. Quit Yer Blubberin and Let Me Read...(or do I really have a direct responsibility to the audience for their feelings?)_
217. cornucopia (of the unrefined) mind
218. Lizard Mansions
219. No Ropes Love
220. I Would Be Happy, Yes I Would
221. What Butterfly Must Do
222. Trick Photography
223. Resentment Survivors
224. Hello February Crocuses
225. For The Loss Of Words
226. Theater of Da-Da
227. Who Makes A Mother
228. From Direct Experience...Isn't That Life?
229. Choose Sides Now
230. Hope And Loss Two Fraternal Twins of The Same Reluctant Mother
231. Think Again
232. Taking A Long Journey to Nowhere To Return
233. Trust Is An Extinct Animal
234. Neighborly
235. Moving On Out ( Thank God) 1-30-2015
236. Stripped Down To The Nothings....
237. The Joy Of Dreams
238. The Silences (my silences)
239. Canner's Lament 1970
240. Share Your Warm Cookie(s)
241. Endeavor Narcissus
242. It is hard to loose a parent (at any age)
243. A Circle (written April 14th 2003)
244. The Best News (is the end of the day)
245. You Never Know What You Will Hear Riding On A Bus
246. Something Wild
247. My Brother The Coyote
248. Confessionalists
249. do you know how to be a good neighbor...in the cold
250. Swimming With Neptune
251. You Are The Wilderness
252. The Narrowing With Age
253. why am I still here?
254. Girl's' Night Out (the word plus is pronounced the French way, as in plooh )
255. she was done with words
256. The Last One: Homage to The Carrier Pigeon Martha
257. No One Owns The Land
258. Is It Right To Judge The Rain
259. A Man Called Tsuris
260. It Was The Best of Your Best That You Had Left To Me, Father
261. Mister Misbegotten.
262. Mr Grey ( a re-write from 1997)
263. Lull the Day to Night
264. Adjusting: Define. What Does It Mean? Grey Geography.
265. sometimes I wonder (selfishness)
266. No One Likes a Challenge A Challenger or One Who Wears Smart Pants
267. Dedicated For Those Whose Door Has Never Been Opened
268. some witches never know when things are going well
269. the bare bones of it
270. a metaphor of fear
271. make no more God poems for me today
272. great animal magic
273. Point of View (Alzheimer's Early Onset/Mother) Rough Draft
274. the falling man (or the man who could fly)
275. SO SAYETH THE LEG (the right one, of course)
276. How She Loved Blue
277. Chicken Fat
278. the world is filled with folks who ain't got no feeling
279. No More Boxes No More Boxes No More Boxes
280. Fifty-Five Needs to Be A Whole Lot Cockier
281. Good bye Little Crow....(I'm so sad and sorry)
282. okay, that was a weird one
283. feathered friends
284. The Parts of Me Kept Secret
285. A Friend By Any Other Name
286. what's in a name
287. the slave is freed
288. things to write about on the bus
289. evening thoughts on a train
290. something better to run to...
291. Salad
292. ++ prophecy ++
293. the Mother I am and am not
294. -- DOG/FISH-- a dream state/story
295. Here In The Garden Of Our Hearts
296. A Rant On Being Right
297. the last conversation
298. Now, There Is A Writer
299. ** FOUR o'clock shadow **
300. @ Crazy Quilt/Crazy World
302. --- She Floated In ---
303. new ribbons in the sky
304. Rooster ( A Very Short Story In 5 Parts)
305. Who Are They?
306. I Keep Dreaming Of Storms
307. I Banish Memory
308. Drowsing in The Early Morning Rain
309. A Day Spent Together At The Sand Hills Of Jamestown
310. Dream of The Blue Racers
311. I cannot explain You away with words
312. feeling lousy and low-brow
314. dream achaeologist
315. welcome back, poem
316. the fix
317. such little things
318. definitions:
319. the residuals
320. A N G E R
321. nothing lasts
322. I Am Sad For Mr Jagger's Girlfriend
323. Animikii
324. the hungry wolf.
325. because we are temporary
326. Better To Bend Than Be Broken (CHANGE)
327. t h e c o n t r a r i a n
328. one Friday morning
329. a thing which has no words
330. to be my own element
331. the seed of my identity
332. one for me, and one for the horse
333. mother nature has devised new means for my end
334. your heart has a message for you brother
335. the cat speaks of himself
336. Little Houses
337. It Is Your Habit
338. a lesson to teach, a lesson to learn
339. The New Modern Muse Pygmalion
340. random thoughts on a brilliant sunny day
341. people of the prairie
342. the conversations we have between us
343. giving is a lesson in learning how to receive (gratitude)
344. a blessing, surely, the day you found us
345. Driftwood
346. unconscious
347. Melted Chocolate Bar Memory
348. Nightmare Ditty for the Dark Man
349. what is dreaming?
350. (see) how you cry-out
351. stubborn
352. Near Sunrise In October
353. early morning thought cloud in october
354. Lamentation For a Left Leg
355. Witness
356. thoughts on the eve of the prodigal cat returning home
357. necessary evil
358. feeling the rain
359. when night is not enough for dreams
360. when what I long for is oblivion.
361. Going Back
362. All Wet
363. The End of Your Reign
364. I Hate Bacon
365. no longer yours (contagion)
366. flutter of black
367. Stand *or...Ode To A Three-Legged Coyote
368. with the memory of you growing transient as invisible ink
369. Luminary
370. Lead Us Not...
371. bicycled-in bounty
372. and all to which they attach (* hold fast to life while you are able)
373. death comes for a visit * and nearly stays...
374. ghouls of boyfriends past... (looming)
375. the slap of clarity
376. drearied (really, a MUST read)
377. hmmm...how did we happen?
378. what grown up children of alcoholics do*
379. So....
380. "Loaf"
381. crow girl in tuxedo
382. i understand why civil war girls wore lockets
383. Succulencia
384. a heart sometimes breaks when it dares to believe in miracles
385. Describe
386. Black Hole Singularity
387. The Vibration Which Moves Us Slowly Towards
388. The Moon Is Hope
389. Invention:Are You The Motherhood Of?
390. Perchance
391. His Words Immortalized About Horses
392. Approaching Normal , Then Veering Right
393. Last Thoughts On A Star-Filled Night In Spring
394. I Will Ascend Or Fall
395. Blood Ivory
396. When Crickets Stop Chirping
397. One Storm, Lone Woman, One Umbrella
398. What Its Like, Huh, Is This What Its Like?
399. Kaleidoscope (For Ann, My Mother)
400. Robin Kill
401. I Live In A Place Where No Brave People (Of Fine Reputation) Dare Dwell
402. We Could Have Been (Good Friends)
403. Nonsense Song (What Merry Meant)
404. You Are What You Do. (This Is A Message To Them All)
405. We Said (living by our words....)
406. Do Butterflies Know?
407. Adult Child Has Questions For Her Dead Parents.
408. My Green-Eyed Best Friend, Always
409. A One Word Feedback By Any Other Name Would Be....
410. Inheritance
411. Our Glasses Clinked, Like A Bell Of Mindfulness
412. Sometimes, He Goes Traveling
413. A Piano Story
414. If Love Is So Simple
415. Melissa (Little Bee)
416. Sky of Pall
417. Apple?
418. Before All That Needs To Be Said Is Done
419. Its A Whole Big Blue World, Ain't It?
420. To The Myth-Makers Liars & Self-Deceivers I Am Now A Non-Believer
421. Later Hours
422. SHE (We Find Her To Be A Disservice)
423. Vulnerable.
424. Snow Fort Symmetry
425. Newest Primer Lesson
426. The City (in Memory of Minneapolis)
427. Locked Out of the Moon Mad World
428. Poetry: Its How I See
429. Snow, Suddenly
430. A Succession of Haiku's 2009
431. I'm Going To Grow Up To Be (A Drone Pilot)
432. Thought Planes and Scan Pills
433. He's Onto
434. So Easy Is The Diagnosis
435. Tomorrow Is A Little Girl's Word
436. (You Did Me) By The Numbers
437. Lettuce Leaf People
438. One Last Poem (for the Old Year)
439. Stale December
440. Incongruity
441. OPTIMISM...Look at It Beaming
442. Hibernating
443. Pyrrhic Victory
444. No Fair Tales To Cleave To Now
445. Live as a Garanimal
446. To Be Just Like You.
447. Ghost
448. Leaving Inertia
449. Collection of Disorganized Thinking on a Cold November Day
450. In The Cold Winter's Rain
451. Gadgets
452. Autumn's Wild
453. A-Mused
454. Writers (Some)
455. Remove The Fist
456. Daisie II (Daisie You Are Forever)
457. Daisie
458. Love A Possibility
459. The Silences
460. Come And Visit Me
461. Find A Man Who Cares (What You Think)
462. Git Along....
463. How Do You Prepare
464. They Came In
465. You Are Back (again)
466. In Too Much
467. Not The Soured Milk of Human Kindness.
468. White Cat.
469. Spaces
470. Let Us Make A Nest
471. The Unedited Life (She says what she means to say...)
472. Hello?
473. I Wonder At The World Anne-like
474. To One Who Made The Difference (to me)
475. Some Serious Silliness
476. No Shoes On
477. Now, Right In Front of You
478. So Much Truth Is Wasted On The Experienced
479. The All Night Radio
480. Perhaps Its Halloween
481. Thank You for My Birthday (Capricornus)
482. A Run On of Early Morning Consciousness
483. At The End of It All
484. Whatever, the Weather, the Sun or the Stars
485. Try To Have A Good Night
486. 19 May/ 19 December
487. Lens
488. Disturbance
489. Primer Lesson For Toms
490. Grocery List For A Summer Afternoon
491. Seeing (Before the tea is tea)
492. Wrongness of the Right
493. The Black Magic of Human Relations
494. I Was Like A Child?
495. Becoming
496. I Dreamed of Drowning
497. Disconnected From The Powers Of Emotion
498. Serenity and Self-Preservation
499. No More, Never Mind
500. (All) The Stranger To Myself
501. Technicolor
502. In the Mud
503. For A Friend
504. Quiet Kills
505. In A Waiting Room Long Ago
506. Its The First Day
507. A Thought In The Dark
508. Even, If One Day, Reincarnation
509. Happy Un-Birthday, Darling
510. The Soul Searches
511. Preparedness
512. Small Smile
513. Waiting for a Storm that Never Comes
514. You Can't Be Telling The Truth...
515. Tell Three Truths, Then One Lie
516. Mercy Mercy Mercy
517. Love Letter to the Wind
518. He Wakes With the Chickens (Catsonova)
519. She Hit You
520. You Ever Decide?
521. Watercolor Daydreams
522. A Forever Song of You
523. (Let Me Help You) Discover the Unexplored Country
524. Sleep
525. I Want You Not To Walk Out On You
526. 444 Goodnight
527. (I'm Only Speaking) The Advice I've Heard Before
528. The Chicken of Depression
529. Epitaph 2012
530. Put A Band-aid On Your Forehead
531. Asking (The Right Questions)
532. The Husk Before October
533. You Are Not The One, Not My Darling
534. Emptied
535. You Made Me Feel (Just Like 20)
536. The Old Old Times
537. Look At The Pictures.
538. Tallest of the Tall Trees
539. Cold
540. Refrigerator Poetry
541. Aversion to Showers
542. Too Little of Peace
543. This Is A Serious Poem
544. In the Big Lake Country
545. Rise Up Like Some Grand Balloon
546. A Circle
547. Haiku Untitled 2003
548. The Last Sigh of Twilight
549. Inner Horizon
550. Forever In Winter
551. indirect
552. Cold Blue Steel
553. R A N T
554. Fabricators
555. I Like Crows
556. Imprinted
557. Just By Being...(thank you)
558. When We Begin....
559. For Not Believing In Words
560. Mister Mix-Master Murderer
561. Arrival
562. Green Lava Imaginarium
563. The Streak
564. Happy Monster
565. The Session
566. Dying So I Can Live With Another Day
567. Optional Feature
568. This Chicken...
569. (Epidermal) Manifesto
570. Afterwards, Finally And At Last, The Difference
571. Last Night's (Nightmare)
572. All You Have To Do Is Ask
573. Unrequieted 1989-1997
574. Sirens (A Dream)
575. Whistler's Daughter
576. Pour Mademoiselle Karin
577. A Little Irreverence
578. quiet comes dear
579. For Ghuey
580. Destiny
581. Tilling the Turf of Dreams From Six Feet Under
582. Poets Have No Place? (This may be long, but its worth reading)
583. Aimless
584. Blueberry Blues
585. Oeuvre-Body of Work
586. Thin Gold Band
587. Crumbling Like The Sand
588. Flattered
589. In a Green Werewolf Sky
590. Crow, What Would You Do?
591. Great Big Waterproof World
592. What Crows Can Do
593. Fragile
594. Untitled, But You Will Understand
595. Should Old Acquaintance
596. Haiku Untitled
597. Little Blue Pill
598. In Response to Denise Levertov
599. Sweet Old Red (River)
600. Recesses of Me
601. She Will Never Come Back
602. Outlook
603. It Came Upon Me All Too Clear
604. And You Will Grow Older
605. When Da Wolves Come Near
606. Bad Blues Boy
607. Knock the Giants Out
608. Life is in the Details.
609. Death Can Be Unkind When It Steals Treasure
610. Dumbstruck By The Wide Sea of Humanity
611. To The Voice From The Ginger Jar
612. Yellow Flowers on a Chess Board
613. Be Tom T-Terrific
614. Look Behind
615. Real TV is a Real Education
616. How Dare?
617. With Clearest Sight
618. There Is A Woman
619. Diminished
620. No Poems Left
621. A Bicycle Dreams
622. Four- Footed Soul
623. Two Hickey Necks on a Bus- or -Ode to Teen aged Love
624. Trust Joy
625. My Old Man
626. After One AM (Haiku)
627. Inventive (Haiku)
628. Impermanence (Haiku)
629. On Moving 2000 Miles Too Far From Home
630. Prevent Your Next Breakdown
631. Again
632. Description In 140 Words, More or Less
633. There He Sits
634. Like A Rose
635. This Here Agate- Hunting Place
636. Bulimic's Prayer of Contrition 2002
637. Yes, We're Smiling at all the Right Intervals
638. The Surplus Population
639. For Cat Child
640. Tears of Hail
641. She Comes Without Directions
642. After The Skill of The Crow
643. One Cat's Opinion
644. Iris Haiku
645. Crow Haiku II
646. We Teach Without Example
647. Dared To Tell
648. Crow Haiku
649. Smile World Smile
650. The Prairie Wind
651. Dakota In August
652. The Lesson
653. She's the Girl
654. Puttin' It On
655. With This I Can Sleep (Haiku)
656. Sunshine Blues
657. Portland Skies (Haiku)
658. RED
659. Last Words of No Good Friday Malone
660. A Needle in P-town
661. On The Bayou
662. All We Are Saying...(2004-2005)
663. A View From My Window At Age 8
664. Buffalo Hunt 2000
665. Today's Meditation
666. Lemonade Days and Rhubarb Pies
667. Winter's Child
668. I See You
669. We Are Stones
670. Buddha Man
671. About The Crow
672. Life Among Clouds
673. Home Again--For the Holidays
674. Circumstance Changes All
675. Paying For The Sins
676. C Students
677. Some People
678. I Know Most Who I Am When You Are In The Room
679. Who's Zoomin' Who?
680. Beauty
681. Come On Now
682. Limitless
683. definition (poetry 101 for me)
684. This Home I Long For Yet Have Never Seen
685. in times like these... January 6 2017
686. Greyhound's Lament
687. Haiku For A Spent Spring
688. Death Is A Long Dark Door (Written 2002)
689. Anaconda (Portland 2004)
690. Been Down/Been There 2003
691. More Haiku's from April 2003
692. Two Haiku's from 2003
693. Revenge (written in the summer of 1981)
694. in the end it was the words
695. Opinion/Commentary...Don't Feedback/ Just for the fun of it
696. (I Could Tell Her So Much) But She's Not Here
697. landscapes escapes to dreamscapes
698. I have no generations to succeed me so that I can be remembered
699. The Life of Tigger
700. Tuesday afternoon in the jewelry box
701. what do I gotta do but start over
702. Only You ? (refrigerator magnet poetry)
703. threading myself through the river of night
704. The Orneriness
705. the tale of one hundred
706. This Optimism
707. pebbles of hope 3-6-2014
708. improved in the groove
709. Little Cat cries
710. connecting synapses across miles and millennia
711. on the day I die (written in a flash)
712. outside falls the rain
713. written in December before Christmas **
714. two sides
715. from the tomb of three days sleeping
716. Beautiful Friend
717. out with the felines
718. x x x kisses x x x
719. when, we, en masse, are dying
720. one which brings me unending release
721. A Promise Is
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