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Menu Planning

cans of beans & other small things you throw in jello when you’ve lost the will to go on

Meeting the Devil

I never met the Devil (yet) but I imagine it’s a pretty scary experience but then again I guess that’s the point.

Meat Eaters

These are bowls filled with some kind of black goop.
My friend says it’s the blood from the slaughterhouse
but why would they leave it where innocent people
could step in it? is what I said & he said
that’s the way meat eaters think.

Material Girl

I know enough to tell you that fluff is a substance too, she said.

Making Sense

Hasn’t started to make sense of the world yet but thinks it’s beautiful all the same.

Making Room (masculine)

When I first met him,
I knew in a moment
I would have to spend
the next few days
re-arranging my mind
so there’d be room
for him to stay.

Making Room (Feminine)

When I first met her,
I knew in a moment
I would have to spend
the next few days
re-arranging my mind
so there’d be room
for her to stay.

Make Believe

When I’m having
a really bad day,
she said, I pretend
I’m dead & you’d be
amazed how much that
perks you right up.

Magical Thinker (aka Disappearing Act)

Can make stuff
magically disappear
especially if
it’s got a lot
of butter & sugar
in it

Magical Beast (remix)

this is a magical beast
that holds the secret
of light & shadow
in a safe place in her heart

Magical Beast

this is a magical beast
that holds the secret of
light & shadow
in a safe place
in her heart
& when it has been
too long grey,
she starts to dance & laugh
& cry & sing
& the sunlight fills her up
& spills in wild abandon
back into the world again

Magic Survivors

In a recovery group for people who’ve been sawed in 2 pieces at a magic show

Magic

She tapped her finger
& nothing happened
& she thought
she had lost her magic,
but it had only changed
& it took her awhile
to figure it out.

Love Poems

not very good
with love poems
to the world,
so they usually
just end up saying,
How’s it going?
to everyone they meet

Lost at the Fair

When I was 5, he said,
my family forgot & left me at the fair.
I wandered around in the bright sounds
& smells of hot sawdust & cotton candy for hours.
It was already too late by the time my parents found me.
I haven’t been fit for decent society since.

Lost In the Translation

There are some days
when no matter what I say
it feels like I’m far away in another country
& whoever is doing the translating
has had far too much to drink.

Losing Battle

I mainly like life to be peaceful
with a few loud noises thrown in
to remind me to be grateful
for the quiet I have, he said.
How is it going so far? I said
& he shrugged & said
he had children
& that was enough for me
to buy him a beer.

Long Road

I understand it’s a long road to peace, he said,
but I’m still hoping to get a ride part way
because I’m so out of shape from the 90’s.

Long Neck

I have been blessed with a long neck so my chin never bumps into my shoulders when I’m making a lane change on the freeway.

Lizard Brain

I have to apologize beforehand for anything that happens, he told her.
I haven’t been dating that long
& my lizard brain still acts up sometimes.