Selected Archives

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.

— – 12 to 1   2016 was a brutal year  #LoveHack

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

B – Back It Up   Be Careful With Your Words   Been Around the Block  Benefit of the Doubt   Beginner’s Mind   Being Led   Between Two Hearts    Breathe, Kiss, Quave   Breathtaking   But who’s counting

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

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

E – Easygoing is not Easy     Elegy for Grandpa Bum    Entirely    Everything is alright now   Exception Proves The Rule

F –  Fall Out    Feeling Our Way Home   Fine Spirit     Foolishly Entering Another     Fore!

G – Genius!     Good Morning From Mexico

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

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     Marginalia     Mistake I Made     Musings, Moonlight and Martinis

N – Nap Detective    Never Were We    No Brainer   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    Prelude to a Kiss     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   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

U – Unconvinced   Unprepared   Unwilling To Discount My Price

V – Verbally Fluent   Vorfreude

Y – You Deserve a Love  You Didn’t See Me    You Wish     

W – Wait For Him     We Made A Match   What an Idiom!   What if… *mind blown*    When You Love Yourself  Where Two Rivers Meet The Sea    Withdrawal   World At Her Feet

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.

2019

My Chanel Boots – April 4, 2019   Truth or Fiction? – April 2, 2019   How to Honor the Visible and the Invisible – April 1, 2019

2018

Postcard to My Love from the Train – April 28, 2018  Secret Shame or Secret Pleasure? – April 1, 2018 The selections for the days in between 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” — 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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