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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.

SELECT POETRY
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

A – A Storm Rises     A Little Longer     Aches     After All     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       Breathtaking     But, we didn’t get to wake up to the end of the story…      But who’s counting

C – Choose Love     Civil War     Coming in Hot     Cross-pollination Encouraged, Naturally        Cupid Set A Tripwire

D – Devastated     Don’t tell me what he’s like when he’s smitten with you…      “Do not contact me    Downsized

E – Easygoing is not Easy     Elegy for Grandpa Bum     Everything is alright now

F – Fine Spirit     Foolishly Entering Another     Fore!

G – Genius!     Good Morning From Mexico

H – He Keeps Every One       He Speaks Four Languages. We Share One.       Her Past Becomes An Anecdote

I – I Am The Center     I do     I Don’t Want To Think About You     I Keep The Time     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 – Knocking on the Dawn Anew

L – Let’s Wreck       Long Distance Relationship Recipe     Love Awaits     Love Has No Ethnicity     Love Isn’t For You     Love’s Last Days

M – Making Pearls     Marginalia     Mistake I Made     Musings, Moonlight and Martinis

N – Nap Detective      Never Were We       No Contest      Not Bitter At All       Not Broken

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

R – Rainbow Sprinkles     Rainy Season

S – Satisfying Pangs of Nothingness      Say Cheese       Selecting a Second Home in Mexico       September Heat       Single a longtime – A Self-fulfilling Prophecy?       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       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     True Happiness – A Haiqua

U – Unconvinced     Unprepared

V – Verbally Fluent     Vorfreude

W – Who Me? Yes You (Me, too)     World At Her Feet

CONFESSIONS
“About him”…     A Comfortable Place      Close Up     Directions     Entirely     Fall Out     Holding Love     Killing Me     #LoveHack      Quiet Storm     Slow Emotion     Wait For Him     Withdrawal

Others…     Side Swiped

LOVE LETTERS
“Love Letters” are letters to or from Just L periodically pulled from the vault.

It All Goes Away With You
Lost in Translation
Your brilliance snags me

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

2018

Stay tuned. These selections have not yet been indexed.

2017
Downsized – April 25, 2017
Tap-Tap No Erasies – April 21, 2017
Alliteral Life of Loveliness – April 12, 2017
He speaks four languages. We share one. – April 1, 2017

2016
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

2015 
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

PONDERINGS
“Personal Life, Politics, and Pinot Blanc” is a periodic series of ponderings by Just L

I Would Die 4 U      Sacrifice    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)