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.
As a hopeful romantic, I mostly pen poems on love and loss. Here’s an index of the most popular pieces for easy navigation.
A – A Comfortable Place A Little Longer A Sonnet of Hate and Love – 1 A Storm Rises Aches After Afore After All All For You All the Small Ings “All will be fine love” Alliteral Life of Loveliness An Angel Beckons An extra six inches… Another Term for a Submarine Sandwich Armor is not Amore Attraction is Whack Awash In A Wave
D – Deceived Devastated Directions Ditch The List Don’t tell me what he’s like when he’s smitten with you… “Do not contact me Downsized
H – Had. verb past tense: had; past participle: had Handsome – A Tanka Poem He Keeps Every One He Speaks Four Languages. We Share One. Her Past Becomes An Anecdote Holding Love How do you wish to be kissed? How Love Blossoms, Grows, and Remains
I – I Am The Center I do I Don’t Want To Think About You I Have A Brand New Love I Keep The Time I Looked Up Your Horoscopes I Made A Man Coffee This Morning I Married Him Yesterday I swore God put you in my sights I Want A Man (not you) ineed a smarter phone Inspiring Art Is this how we break up? Is this what love is made of or does this seem absurd? It All Makes Sense It Is As I Imagined
Q – Quiet Storm
S – Satisfying Pangs of Nothingness Say Cheese Selecting a Second Home in Mexico September Heat She thinks I am in love with you She Understood Side Swiped Single a longtime – A Self-fulfilling Prophecy? Slow Emotion So We Were Sofa Sounds Like… Spilling Over Stick Like Spaghetti Swiping Right
T – Taken Tap-Tap No Erasies Tempting Fate The Best Is Surely Yet The Goddess and Her Lover The Poetry Between Us 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
“Love Letters” are letters to or from Just L periodically pulled from the vault.
National Poetry Writing Month – One poem a day for 30 days. Here are a few selections.
A Memoir This Does Not Make, But It Tells A Tale – April 29, 2016 Found to Lost – April 28, 2016 Seeking Punctuation – April 24, 2016 Rooted – April 22, 2016 Unseasonably Hot – April 16, 2016 Hopeful Romantic – April 15, 2016 Just Add “…In Bed” – April 13, 2016 Minda – April 11, 2016 But the Distance – April 4, 2016 Parting Lips – April 1, 2016
The Play Continues -April 23, 2015 The Sweet Spot of My Life Trajectory – April 20, 2015
He Really Gets Me – April 16, 2015 Hopeful Romantic – April 15, 2016 Bottoms Up – April 10, 2015 Winter is Over: Finally! – April 8, 2015 The Big Dipper – April 2, 2015 Our Love Story: What it is not – April 1, 2015
“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 What is it about me? 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)
WORKS NOT YET INDEXED
A Love Warrior’s Homecoming; A Spiritual Cleansing; Because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge; Come Home; Dignity ˈdignitē/ noun; Don’t Ever Allow There To Be “The One” That Got Away; Don’t Tell Him; E’er Wooing Me Back; Ever Swaying Me; Good Vibes; He Doesn’t Need You To Fix Him; He Heard the Wind Beckon Him; He Prefers Necklaces That Choke; Holding Space for Love (for me); I am a deep river; I am Not a Tourist Destination; I Didn’t Even Suck In My Stomach; I Gave Him My Heart; I thank God for you everyday; I’d much rather be me be than you, dear; I’d Rather Have My Pants on Fire; If You Knew (Mark My Words); In Their Greeting: A Palpable Thrill; Keep Your Love; Morning Love; Miss Them But Do Not Ache For Them; Nothing Left To Say; Reflection; September Stalker Vibes; She Released A Deep Sigh; She Thought She Was Clever; The Seven Natural Laws of Love; Their Smiles Betrayed Their Reasoning; This Year Went Sideways; When You See Someone You Used To Love And They Are A Stranger; Willa; Winter Chill; You are not a happy person if…; You can hold down a lie for a time; You never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready…
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