The Moment of Gloat

Here are the titles of all 366 poems I wrote in 2004, just because it’s satisfying to look at them in one big list. I have archived December, and removed all the poems prior to November 1. At the end of January, the last two months will leave the website. It will be as though the poetry project didn’t happen, except for this list. How very Zen. (Note: Many of the better poems from this project were put into chapbooks, which are available at my main website, here).

1. Vivan Ulm

2. Expensive Smelling Feet

3. Tajik

4. My Garish Life

5. Substance Turning Into Air

6. I Was Thirteen

7. Algebra

8. Human Remains

9. The Luminous Squid

10. Stars Above

11. There But For

12. Predator

13. Waves

14. Battlefield

15. Another Chemistry Show

16. Gun

17. Hannelore Cline and Gaylene Greene

18. Red Waves

19. Cave

20. The Devil is in the Woods Again

21. Weed Garden

22. Mercury Heart

23. They All Shine Now

24. Vigil

25. Annexation

26. Goddessmaking II

27. Every Day a Death Poem

28. The Candidate Has Fallen

29. Affectation

30. Midlevel

31. Tapeworm

32. Meat

33. Suprabowl Weevil

34. Shortcut

35. Household Mystery

36. The Disassembly Line

37. Don’t You Touch That Thing

38. Enough

39. The Counselor

40. The Light

41. Parking Lot

42. Walker Cotton Blues

43. Collie’s Holiday

44. The Entire Animal Population Remains Undisturbed

45. Walter

46. Beryl

47. Rather Alright

48. Details

49. Climb

50. Angry

51. It’s My Sandbox

52. Tim

53. Just

54. In A Dirty Land

55. Nerves

56. Digger

57. River

58. Mumbling in the Wilderness II

59. You Have One Message

60. Frontier Defenders

61. Guitar Theory

62. Thaw

63. Golden Calves

64. The Guitarist

65. Vincent

66. Palinode to the Woods

67. Django’s Hand

68. Honeybee Kills

69. Owl House

70. The Neighbors

71. Overlook(ed)

72. Y/Yb

73. The Monster Tree

74. Codex

75. Left Me At the Station on the Corner in the Rain

76. Islander

77. Where the Oysters Are

78. Snapper

79. Dragon

80. Ritual

81. Navigator

82. I Promise

83. Lamprey

84. Heroic Couplets

85. Funeral Ship

86. The Artist

87. Albany Blues

88. Spent I

89. Languor

90. Lotus

91. Green Swamp

92. Fiat Lux

93. Palinode to Work

94. Awake

95. Spores

96. Therapy

97. Spilkey Moore

98. Force the Sun

99. Cameron Rusk

100. Someplace Weird

101. Anethestized

102. Haikukaburra

103. Lullaby

104. Moon’s Tipped Over

105. Therapy Redux

106. My Other Wife

107. Mister Sam

108. Bedroom

109. Bogmen

110. Rotate and Radiate

111. The Boots of Sleep

112. Natural History

113. The Winkie Reflects

114. Robust

115. The Secret History of the Ants

116. Uriel

117. Warpath

118. Birthday

119. Addiction

120. Cut

121. Palinode to the Weather

122. The Gardener

123. Palinode in Haiku: A Dialog

124. Subaverage Joe

125. The Mill

126. Low Country Limerick One: The Air in Coosawhatchie

127. Low Country Limerick Two: Where is Pocotaligo?

128. Low Country Limerick Three: James and Adelaide on the Chechesee

129. Low Country Limerick Four: The Pritchards of Pritchardville

130. Low Country Limerick Five: Truckless in Ruffin

131. Low Country Limerick Six: The Fisherman

132. Low Country Limerick Seven: Old Missus Ryder

133. Low Country Limerick Eight: What Makes Bud Smile

134. Low Country Limerick Nine: Danger in McPhersonville

135. Low Country Limerick Ten: Ann’s Old AMC

136. Low Country Limerick Eleven: Porter the Pyro

137. Low Country Limerick Twelve: Swamp Vs. Marsh

138. Somewhere Out Past Abington

139. Books About Mongolia

140. Flood

141. Hunger

142. Bridge

143. Profit Envy

144. Are You Gonna Eat That?

145. Brown and Green

146. Barb

147. Quaternary Paleoecology

148. Cheap Gin

149. Non-Metaphorical Shards

150. Headache

151. Women of Spam Number One: Satinka Pettay

152. Women of Spam Number Two: Sarita Wilkie

153. Women of Spam Number Three: Emileen Emilen

154. Busy

155. Pests

156. Nightsailor

157. Palinode in Deibhidhe: A Dialog

158. Cells

159. Many Miles to Market

160. Tank

161. Bastard

162. Ultima Thule

162a. Move on the Fields (Well, I’ll be damned, a misnumbered poem means I actually wrote an extra one this year)

163. Fair Tale Told

164. Psalm

165. Women of Spam Number Four: Nedra Kizzy

166. Women of Spam Number Five: Terinder Natrist

167. Women of Spam Number Six: Plethetrie Katharg

168. Verdigris

169. Ratsnake

170. Gold

171. Keening Maenads

172. Cassowary

173. Men of Spam Number One: Big Hugh Alay

174. Men of Spam Number Two: Trinh Harness

175. Men of Spam Number Three: Ezra Pinzera

176. Jefferson Water

177. Old Peck

178. Bird Bush

179. College Creek

180. Doctor Klemfuss

181. Dancing in Public

182. Code Duello

183. That

184. Plague

185. Landlord

186. Life on the Screen

187. Family Reunion: A Seven Part Snapshot in Poesy

188. Beyond

189. Stone

190. Trip

191. Women of Spam Number Six: Julia Sylvia

192. Women of Spam Number Seven: Erie Raymona

193. Lost in Schaghticoke

194. Happiness

195. Treeman

196. Ghosts

197. Blackberries

198. Mister Pollard Says

199. Wade Badin

200. Hand Grenade

201. The Slime Mold Sonnet

202. The Bummer Dispenser

203. The International Brotherhood of Bridge and Tower Trolls, Local 801

204. Salvage

205. Tender

206. Cronus

207. Witness

208. Patience Plowed the Path to our Repose

209. Women of Spam Number Eight: Claudia Chadlex

210. Women of Spam Number Nine: Angelica Angeloux

211. Rhymes With Silver

212. Executive Decision

213. Palinode in Poulter’s Measure: A Dialog

214. Palinode in Lengthy Couplets: A Dialog

215. Gemini Snake

216. The Love Song of the Rental Trucks

217. Palinode in Sonnet Segments: A Dialog

218. Men of Spam Number Four: Horaciwjo Repeckie

219. Men of Spam Number Five: Marius Bevoker

220. Men of Spam Number Six: Julius Pommeling

221. Coriolis

222. Field Agents

223. Sonnet to Nothin’

224. Touch Flame

225. Morning

226. Yemassee

227. Remember?

228. What’s Your Game, Porter Brittany?

229. Great Auntie’s Attic

230. Ugly and Improbable

231. Song of the Sinking Sailor

232. Load Bearing Member

233. Photo Finish

234. University

235. Migration

236. Review in Search of a Source

237. Security and Sanctity

238. Visiting Hour at the Patriarch’s Retirement Center

239. Attention Was Turned to Closure

240. Low Country Limerick Number Thirteen: Waiting for Amtrak

241. Low Country Limerick Number Fourteen: Augie’s Advice

242. Hudna’s Regret

243. Ailment

244. Twice as Far Behind as Yet to Go

245. Voshkod

246. Tancred, Crusader

247. Black Irises

248. M’Lady’s Honor

249. The Free Spirits

250. Low Country Limerick Number Fifteen: Tough Love

251. Low Country Limerick Number Sixteen: Hannah Knows Her Limits

252. The Granite Weed State

253. Trouble

254. Grade 275

255. Lines

256. Trepang

257. The Boots of Sleep II

258. The Lonely Word

259. Women of Spam Number Ten: Helen O’Wrangle

260. Women of Spam Number Eleven: Florene Otelia

261. Women of Spam Number Twelve: Celestia Hoober

262. The Burden of Nineveh

263. Best Route to the Bronx

264. Obadiah

265. At the Academy

266. Honeyed Gold/Studebaker

267. The Portacrib of Civilization

268. Rock Farmers

269. Common Scents

270: Low Country Limerick Number Seventeen: About Your Real Estate Acquisition . . .

271. Low Country Limerick Number Eighteen: Like Chicken

272. Let’s Go

273. Hiram of Tyre for Hire

274. Misanthropes

275. Revort

276. Bad Aunts

277. Uncle Daddy’s Dinner Blues

278. Fleas on Flies

279. The Battle of Branxton Hollow

280. Class

281. Zanzibarista

282. Delmas, Master of Tractors

283. Habukkuk Remembers

284. The Lost Song

285. Misericord

286. Emery

287. Diamond Blue Gremlin

288. A Measured Response

289. Low Country Limerick Number Nineteen: Riverfront Property

290. Low Country Limerick Number Twenty: Schooling Skeeter

291. Immolation

292. Tales of Brave Ulysses S. Vanderbilt, Jr.

293. Odegaard Ellis

294. The King of the Night

295. Play

296. Women of Spam Number Thirteen: Veronica Bug Doctor

297. Women of Spam Number Fourteen: Sunny Butts

298. History

299. Harvest

300. Ealdorman Tondberht of South Gyrwas

301. Come, Blessed Silence

302. Sirens

303. Location Location Location

304. Porch Trip

305. Pacifist

306. Election Day

307. Women of Spam Number Fifteen: Lula Labonza

308. Women of Spam Number Sixteen: Olana Mudd

309. Women of Spam Number Seventeen: Evaline Hagaman

310. Cow Catcher

311. Hunting Wraiths

312. Gorge

313. Volvox

314. Low Country Limerick Number Twenty One: Nephews Triumphant

315. Low Country Limerick Number Twenty Two: Opel, Entrepreneur

316. Low Country Limerick Number Twenty Three: Downwind

317. Echo

318. Freeze

319. Witch Pie

320. Lost and Found

321. Muck

322. The Cedars of Chalybeate Hollow

323. Connection Delay

324. The Good Son

325. The Temple of Wires

326. Guiltless, He Fell

327. Estonia

328. Midwestern Measure Number One: Salt and Pepper to Taste

329. Midwestern Measure Number Two: The Secret of Longevity

330. Midwestern Measure Number Three: Friendly Neighbors

331. Midwestern Measure Number Four: Land of a Lot of Lakes

332. Midwestern Measure Number Five: All This and IKEA Too

333. Midwestern Measure Number Six: Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

334. Midwestern Measure Number Seven: Upon Landing in Flyover Country

335. Mystery Shopper

336. Hunters

337. Ain’t Gonna

338. Eight Day Cake

339. Low Country Limerick Number Twenty Four: It’s Pretty, But . . .

340. Women of Spam Number Eighteen: Gemma McGonnigal

341. Midwestern Measure Number Eight: Where Their Weather Goes

342. Not As I Say

343. Slow Motion Sleep

344. Fishing Vessel Ophelia Rae

345. Driver Schuyler

346. The Choir Master

347. Low Country Limerick Number Twenty-Five: Fashionable Footwear

348. Women of Spam Number Nineteen: Toni O’Tania

349. Midwestern Measure Number Nine: Football Is An Outside Sport

350. The Ballad of Garey Crool

351. Hash Browned

352. Haint

353. Labor, Organized

354. The Dreadful Couch

355. Midwestern Measure Number Ten: After the Bear

356. Women of Spam Number Twenty: Gloria Gobbledom

357. Me and Sweetman’s Christmas

358. Right Ascension

359. Reformed

360. Shop

361. Mister and Missus Clown

362. Track Two

363. Reluctant Visionary

364. Diode

365. Carver’s Corners

366. With But A Whimper

Sick

Well, what a ducky way to end the year: I woke up this morning with a 102.2 degree temperature, and my skin, muscles, teeth, head, ears, chest and throat hurting. Went to the doctor, who poked and prodded and said I have a deep-seated bronchial infection and the Flu. Not the flu (small f), mind you, The Flu (big F, influenza). He gave me some painkillers, some codeine cough syrup to make my chest stop spasming, and some antibiotics for the crud in my bronchial tubes and told me to go home and lay on the couch for a few days. Ugh. Two poems to write today. I will finish, but I think it’s gonna be with a whimper, not a bang. Sorry.

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