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While some may like to wander through my poems, ponderings and featured pictures via the home page, here are links to some of the more often viewed selections on this site.  

A to Z POETRY SELECTIONS
As a hopeful romantic, I mostly pen poems on love and loss. Here’s an index of the most popular pieces for easy navigation.

--  2016 was a brutal year   #LoveHack
A - A Comfortable Place  A Little Longer  A Storm Rises  Aches  After All  All For You  All In Vain  All the Small Ings   “All will be fine love”  Alliteral Life of Loveliness  Another Term for a Submarine Sandwich  Armor is not Amore
B - Be Careful With Your Words  Been Around the Block  Beginner's Mind  Being Led  Between Two Hearts  Breathe, Kiss, Quave  Breathtaking  But who's counting
C - Choose Love  Civil War   Close Up  Coming in Hot  Crossing Heartbreak  Cross-pollination Encouraged, Naturally   Cupid Set A Tripwire
D - Devastated  Directions  Don’t tell me what he’s like when he’s smitten with you…  "Do not contact me    Downsized
E - Easygoing is not Easy  Entirely  Everything is alright now  Exception Proves The Rule
F -  Fall Out  Fine Spirit  Foolishly Entering Another  Fore!
G - Genius!  Good Morning From Mexico
H - Handsome - A Tanka Poem  He Keeps Every One  He Speaks Four Languages. We Share One.   Her Past Becomes An Anecdote  Holding Love  How Love Blossoms, Grows, and Remains  
I - I Am The Center  I do  I Don’t Want To Think About You  I Keep The Time  I Made A Man Coffee This Morning  I Married Him Yesterday  I swore God put you in my sights  ineed a smarter phone  Is this what love is made of or does this seem absurd?  It Is As I Imagined
J - Jamaican Dreams  Just Weight
K -  Killing Me   Knocking on the Dawn Anew
L - Let's Wreck  Long Distance Relationship Recipe  Lost In You   Love Awaits  Love Isn't For You  Love's Last Days  Love Signs
M - Making Pearls  Mistake I Made  Musings, Moonlight and Martinis
N - Nap Detective  Never Keep A  Box of Hate  Never Were We  No Contest  Not Bitter At All  Not Broken  Not One Love But Two    
O - Obamas Party in Polynesia  Oh Gloria!  Of Scars in Sotto Voce  Our Angels Must Have Talked  Our Union An Oeuvre  Out of Sync
P - Palm Reader  Parched  Piece of Cake?  Pillow Case  Plant Kisses  Profoundly Ruined
Q - Quiet Storm
R - Rainbow Sprinkles  Rainy Season
S - Satisfying Pangs of Nothingness  Say Cheese  Selecting a Second Home in Mexico  September Heat    Side Swiped   Single a longtime – A Self-fulfilling Prophecy?  Slow Emotion  Sofa   Sounds Like…  Spilling Over  Stick Like Spaghetti  Swiping Right
T - Taken  Tap-Tap No Erasies  Tempting Fate  The Best Is Surely Yet  There Is A Woman Who Lights Up The Whole Earth  This Much I Know  This Will Be In My Memoirs  Thoughts from a chair in France  Three Falling  Trailing Thoughts Trembliiing True Happiness - A Haiqua
U - Unconvinced  Unprepared
V - Verbally Fluent  Vorfreude
Y - You Didn't See Me  You Wish     
W - Wait For Him  We Made A Match  Where Two Rivers Meet The Sea  Withdrawal  World At Her Feet 

ABOUT HIM
Box of Memories

Perhaps not my best poetry, but — from love’s beginning to a ghosted end, and then some — someday this will become a chapbook with every memorabilia in 3-D on each page ala 1991’s “Griffin and Sabine”…

To this day, I have never loved someone so deeply and have been willing to be so vulnerable. I believe this shines through. While enjoying every present moment I had that undeniable sense that he just may be ‘the one’ for the second 50 years of my best life. Now, he’s just “somebody I used to know.” You can search “#abouthim” to find the entire collection.

Give Away (originally penned 12/13/14)

Give Away

Three Falling-- Christmas Day 2014 Conversation

February 2015 Blender of Love — “Just L had a brilliant month, really good stuff.” – Kirk, Blender Keeper 

Love Awaits
Location Location Location
Spilling Over

Spilling Over

March 2015 Blender of Love“Lovely meditative piece.” -Kirk, Blender Keeper

Knocking on the Dawn Anew

Knocking on the Dawn Anew

#LoveHack (March 10, 2015)
Palm Reader (March 22, 2015)
Confessions - Entirely (March 16, 2015)
Our Love Story (April 2, 2015)
Bottoms Up (April 10, 2015)
Birthday Extravaganza (April 11, 2015) -- after a lovely celebration at Edgefield
Whipped (April 12, 2015)
Irresistibly Dangerous (April 13, 2015)

Irresistibly Dangerous

He Really Gets Me (April 16, 2015)
#livingoutloud (April 17, 2015)
High Marks (April 29, 2015)

May 2015 Blender of Love“Dig the playing with prose stylings.” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

All the Small Ings

All the Small Ings

Decorative Hedge (May 3, 2015)
Flash Forward (May 5, 2015)
You make me want to move furniture (May 17, 2015)
Ugly Shirt (May 26, 2015)

June 2015 Blender of Love“Two… the second in response to a “Vow Challenge” BK ran in the comments section…” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

Nap Detective

Nap Detective

August 2015 Blender of Love“Two… Both on what we can do and can’t do.” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

On My Tiptoes

On My Tiptoes

Cautiously Giddy

Cautiously Giddy

Only to reach his lips (August 18, 2015)
But I Do (August 18, 2015)

September 2015 Blender of Love“Three by Just L” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

Trailing Thoughts

Trailing Thoughts

Everything I've Got

Everything I’ve Got

Let's Wreck

Let’s Wreck

October 2015 Blender of Love“The power of realization and overcoming.” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

Summer's Templum
Been Around the Block

Been Around the Block

November 2015 Blender of Love“The power of grilled cheese.” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

Say Cheese

Say Cheese

Magnificence of an Accident (November 30, 2015)

December 2015 Blender of Love“This one is very sweet.” – Kirk Blender

A Little Longer

A Little Longer

January 2016 Blender of Love“Great little twist.” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

Just Weight

Just Weight

February 2016 Blender of Love“Two… A deliciously condensed version of another submission this month, and “A play on ‘so far'” — I like how little this says but how well it says it.” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

Sofa
Breathtaking

Breathtaking

Wait For Him (February 17, 2016)

March 2016 Blender of Love“Two… This month’s top of the page quote and a thoughtful journal entry.” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

Clearly
Vorfreude

Vorfreude

April 2016 Blender of Love“Four… very thoughtful stuff!” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

Flaws & All
Or so I thought
A Comfortable Place

Confessions – A Comfortable Place

Be Careful With Your Words

Be Careful With Your Words

A Motley Portrait (April 6, 2016)

Minda (April 11, 2016)
You might be broke up (April 21, 2016)
Mr. Bubble (April 23, 2016)
But who's counting (April 27, 2016)
From Found to Lost (April 28, 2016)

May 2016 Blender of Love — “Two… with some longing.” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

After All
Tempting Fate
Tragically Broken (May 1, 2016)
With So Many Rights How Did We Go Wrong? (May 3, 2016)
Love Handles (May 4, 2016)
Piece of Cake (May 10, 2016)
Confessions - Holding Love (May 11, 2016)
100 Days (May 25, 2016)

June 2016 Blender of Love“Three simple thoughts.”- Kirk, Blender Keeper

True Happiness - A Haiqua
ineed a smarter phone
Plant Kisses
I See Into You (June 9, 2016)
Love's Last Days (June 16, 2016)

Love’s Last Days

Confessions - Slow (e)Motion (June 22, 2016)
Confessions - Fall Out (July 5, 2016)

August 2016 Blender of Love“Three slices of life.” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

Out of Sync

Out of Sync

September 2016 Blender of Love“Goodness grace.” – Kirk, Blender Keeper

A Quote on Love & Grace

January 2017 Blender of Love

2016 was a brutal year...

2016 was a brutal year…

Unprepared (July 23, 2017)
This Will Be In My Memoirs (August 2, 2017)
Mistake I Made (October 13, 2017)
I Don't Want to Think About You (November 5, 2017)
Not Broken (January 2, 2018)

Not Broken

A Love Letter For One Battling Cancer (October 6, 2019)

NAPOWRIMO
April is National Poetry Writing Month – One poem a day for 30 days. Here are a few selections.

2019 - My Chanel Boots - April 4 Truth or Fiction? - April 2 How to Honor the Visible and the Invisible - April 1
2018 - Postcard to My Love from the Train - April 28  Secret Shame or Secret Pleasure? - April 1
2017 - Downsized - April 25 Tap-Tap No Erasies - April 21 Alliteral Life of Loveliness - April 12 He speaks four languages. We share one. - April 1
2016 - A Memoir This Does Not Make, But It Tells A Tale - April 29 Found to Lost - April 28 Seeking Punctuation - April 24  Rooted - April 22 Unseasonably Hot - April 16 Hopeful Romantic - April 15 Just Add “...In Bed” - April 13  Minda - April 11 But the Distance - April 4 Parting Lips - April 1
2015 - The Play Continues -April 23  The Sweet Spot of My Life Trajectory - April 20
He Really Gets Me - April 16  Hopeful Romantic - April 15  Bottoms Up - April 10  Winter is Over: Finally! - April 8  The Big Dipper - April 2  Our Love Story: What it is not - April 1

PONDERINGS, NOT POETRY
“Personal Life, Politics, and Pinot Blanc” — a periodic series of ponderings by Just L.

But, we didn’t get to wake up to the end of the story…   Gag Me   In 2019, I Want Someone   I Would Die 4 U    Love Has No Ethnicity   Next Time: Note to Self   Reflections on 1977   Sacrifice   Who Me? Yes You (Me, too)   Yes I Say

WORKS BY OTHERS
A selection of pieces on love and loss to read, enjoy, or act upon.

If You Forget Me - Pablo Neruda (recited by Madonna)
wait until she leaves you - Star of David (2016 poem)
What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone - Heather Plett (2016)
20 Ways to Fall In Love All Over Again - Amanda MacMillan (2016 article)
Choose Her Every Day (Or Leave Her) - Bryan Reeves (2015 article)
The Absolute Tragedy Of Watching Someone Fall Out Of Love With You - Gigi Engle (2015 article)
Ghosting: when they disappear without telling you it's over - Petra Kreatschman, Love & Relationship Coach (2015 article)
Love At First Sight Is Real And Here's Why - Mary McMahon (2015 article)
If you want to Change the World, Love A Man - Lisa Citore (2013 poem)
I Hope You Fall In Love Someday - Lauren M. Smith (2014 essay)
For Women Who Are Difficult To Love - Warsan Shire (2012 Interview)
The Man's Burden: 5 Ways Men Break Up With Woman and Why - WisdomIsMisery (2011 article)
Fall - Laura Ahlfeld (2010 poem)
If You Want to Change the World, Love A Woman - Lisa Citore (2008 poem)
It wasn't logic, it was love (Brooklyn Bridge scene from “Sex in the City: The Movie” 2008)