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poems | 2020s | 2022
2020     2021     2022

5977
We want the world
5978
What we long for
5979
It's never too late
5980
Much of what I loved
5981
Tug of War
5982
The best thing in life
5983
Wonder
5984
Nothing matters
5985
The Implications of Prophecy
5986
Life 83
5987
Abstraction 2
5988
We see it coming
5989
Life 84
5990
To The Next
5991
Life 85
5992
I had less than I wanted.
5993
If we can't bring the what-was with us
5994
Conspicuous
5995
I Try To Tell Myself
5996
Rescue
5997
Less and Less
5998
Miscalculation
5999
Aliens
6000
Life 86
6001
Which Is Exactly What
6002
The Cacophony of Alphabet
6003
To The Lecturer On Poetry
6004
Whispers
6005
The Halt
6006
Life 87
6007
Can I have it back?
6008
The only addiction
6009
Say it 2
6010
Every decision
6011
Think
6012
I know the mirror
6013
To say something new, beautifully.
6014
Tire Swing
6015
Every day 3
6016
On Culture
6017
Life 88
6018
The Stars 2
6019
They, yesterday, never expected today.
6020
That which lies
6021
The Poem of the Law
6022
Don't look at me.
6023
Life 89
6024
Imagine 5
6025
What would the wind be
6026
The Arrangement
6027
History Lesson 2
6028
Vista
6029
Warmth becomes heat
6030
Listen to a stone.
6031
A Message
6032
The Poisonous Dragon
6033
Burns
6034
Poem after poem
6035
Conversation 3
6036
Will you trade me
6037
I was not before.
6038
The beginning of a marriage seems better
6039
The way 4
6040
A moment a man
6041
We pass past
6042
I have carried my child-self through life.
6043
Opposition to authority
6044
First we love the idea of free will.
6045
The Tradition 2
6046
In The Begending
6047
The Emotions
6048
A poem is a claim
6049
Polyphonic
6050
Make a mound
6051
The thing always disappoints.
6052
Status Report
6053
Be Careful
6054
Imagine!
6055
Put it on my tombstone
6056
Let some build new wonders
6057
To make music
6058
Le Bon Mot Is A Lie
6059
Weakness
6060
The Rules
6061
A Whole Life
6062
Pay Attention
6063
This Thought
6064
Show me a new border
6065
Today is always the great divide
6066
A Fraud
6067
Just Before
6068
Remove one thing, add one thing
6069
More Terrible
6070
On Frustration
6071
Giant stones
6072
Every Time 2
6073
The Hero & The Narrator
6074
Born a cloud
6075
Only when something ends
6076
Everything 16
6077
Technology
6078
War 4
6079
Never 2
6080
Before I lived I was nothing.
6081
The Pattern 3
6082
According To One Model
6083
We encounter
6084
Irreparable, we break
6085
Perpetual Motion Machine
6086
To know something is to hold
6087
Because the end never came
6088
I take back nothing
6089
the whole already
6090
What we want we shall make
6091
I want the dream
6092
The Endless
6093
My Country
6094
The Poem of Today
6095
When I slow down
6096
One Thing At A Time
6097
I like everybody
6098
All I know 2
6099
I remember when
6100
Trust the instinct to move
6101
The Impulse 3
6102
The Creativity Pledge
6103
The Sea of Sadness
6104
Every step 2
6105
We are on thin ice
6106
Do I want to die writing?
6107
I banished the trivial from the world.
6108
Silence 2
6109
So many people
6110
The Origin of the Impulse
6111
No one has ever told me
6112
There's something wrong with the world.
6113
My scream of defiance
6114
Best Is Past
6115
In The Blind Spot
6116
Antieureka
6117
The Illusion of Explanatory Depth
6118
I never thought
6119
I Say Hello
6120
The People In Our Lives
6121
We ask a body
6122
All the loves that wrecked me
6123
Once you meet death
6124
You Should Have Listened
6125
What have I forgotten?
6126
Indeed
6127
I will choose aphorism over anecdote almost every time
6128
Admire bees
6129
It Has Happened Before
6130
All I wanted was to come close
6131
Something relented
6132
It is a violent, stupid world.
6133
Is It Immoral
6134
You brought me nothing I wanted.
6135
How
6136
It is not okay because they tell us it is okay.
6137
The Old Man
6138
My username is Pain.
6139
Speed
6140
Watching bombs fall
6141
Getting to know someone
6142
Hungry for love
6143
Homo Delusio
6144
Large and Small
6145
Destruction | Extinction
6146
What has it all been for?
6147
What silence there would be
6148
The Siren Call
6149
Asseveration
6150
Admit It 3
6151
Thoughts Too Small
6152
What have I brought to the world?
6153
Trying Again
6154
More Less
6155
Of The Things That Lurk In The Dark
6156
There Isn't Time
6157
Look:  I am here.
6158
In between the bees
6159
What I Leave To The Laughing World
6160
Life 90
6161
Let everyone be heard
6162
Relinquish everything
6163
The First Rain
6164
The Myth of the One Who Waits
6165
Time 3
6166
Life is not the dream you forget upon waking
6167
Too Small
6168
He Wrote
6169
Does what we created
6170
Diminished
6171
So Dumb
6172
Bad Poem
6173
They will not be satisfied
6174
I meant to live
6175
Love 91
6176
Our Power
6177
The simplest thing
6178
Those girls
6179
So Many Things
6180
We try everything
6181
Nothing Is Real
6182
Winter hit lightly
6183
Not understanding
6184
We spend our lives
6185
What Matters 3
6186
I keep writing the same poem
6187
You, who knew
6188
The Interpreter of Signs
6189
An Ongoing Dilemma
6190
I started a cult
6191
Poems are made of words.
6192
It 2
6193
The Game:  How many meanings
6194
Obvious
6195
The ones who amaze me
6196
7474 Days
6197
Life 91
6198
I see things
6199
In every mirror
6200
I would love
6201
We want a body of water
6202
The Only Luxury
6203
One who wishes to think only
6204
If we murder universes
6205
What is advance
6206
Life 92
6207
It seems wrong
6208
Maybe It Matters
6209
The Job I Wanted
6210
The Shattered Mirror
6211
Older
6212
The origin is irrelevant.
6213
Of Self
6214
The world works so hard to get my attention
6215
Enough 6
6216
In My Head
6217
Memory 3
6218
If no aide is available
6219
Nursery Rhyme XVI
6220
The Oldest Conversation
6221
To My Younger Self
6222
Some Trees
6223
Dream a world of love and peace, they said.
6224
If It Was
6225
In The Mystery
6226
Simplicity is the lie.
6227
Owning The World
6228
It is easier to create darkness where there is light
6229
How Things Work
6230
Life 93
6231
There's always something.
6232
Money, that villain
6233
I think therefore I am seems naive.
6234
Bison.
6235
An observation.
6236
Untouched
6237
Other humans endeavor
6238
We define love
6239
The More There Is
6240
Of Them Of Whom Too Much Is Expected, Of Whom Too Much Is Asked
6241
The Gist 2
6242
Diary Entry
6243
We Must Be Compelled
6244
The Special Auspices
6245
In A Simulation Gone Haywire
6246
Inevitable
6247
I am what changes
6248
What is was not.
6249
People are not what they purport to be.
6250
Last Words
6251
Ever Fading
6252
Complexity
6253
I loved the world more
6254
Life is so narrow—
6255
The Usual Charms
6256
I like a torrential poetry
6257
I Said At The Beginning
6258
Say don't and I might.
6259
The Challenge 3
6260
If Your Heart Isn't In It
6261
Dilemma
6262
Without doing to
6263
Life 94
6264
Genetic Palimpsest
6265
Last Poems
6266
It's not that I mind
6267
We love
6268
Almost All Of It 2
6269
Walking 3
6270
I dabbled and I dallied
6271
The Banality In Bliss
6272
I think, I thought.
6273
If I Am To Be Alone
6274
Go 5
6275
The thing about poetry
6276
Behold!
6277
Nothing is everything.
6278
The Imbalance of My Life
6279
My favorite person
6280
Not Appetite, But Apathy
6281
How Little I Have Said
6282
We prefer those
6283
The Worst At The End
6284
Let this be an end to it.
6285
The Desire
6286
The Pattern 4
6287
The World 6
6288
Excuses
6289
History 8
6290
A Narrow Path
6291
The Baton
6292
The Poem Says
6293
Your life is over.
6294
From need to want
6295
When they approached you
6296
The Purpose of Life
6297
Which will you ride?
6298
All alone
6299
Every animal born
6300
Poetry 7
6301
The world is interested in you.
6302
The Hell You Say
6303
History 9
6304
I Am In A Room
6305
Don't Pretend
6306
After the initial illusion of comprehension fades
6307
What It Feels Like
6308
To Begin With
6309
I will always be
6310
Asking The Question
6311
Consequence
6312
What Is True 3
6313
The Data
6314
We are 5
6315
In The Next Life
6316
Not A Suicide Note
6317
The Mind Is Everything
6318
Press Conference
6319
We are punished most
6320
Irresistible
6321
Some 2
6322
I have, perhaps
6323
How, Then?
6324
Always 4
6325
The Right Thoughts
6326
The Destroyer of Worlds
6327
The End 2
6328
I'm Dreaming
6329
There is nothing 2
6330
Multiverse 2
6331
I react to myself
6332
Something Else 4
6333
Literary Analysis
6334
Come With Me
6335
What I was.
6336
We Almost Convinced Ourselves
6337
The Fountain
6338
The Past Suggests
6339
Anti-Epic
6340
In The Afterlife, Witnessed By Birds
6341
Live until you don't understand
6342
Bindings
6343
Color
6344
Snow 3
6345
All The Creatures
6346
I Have Written
6347
Life 95
6348
One More Thing
6349
All I wanted was to ask everyone
6350
I Refuse
6351
Leper Bordello
6352
Folded Thing
6353
And Smile
6354
Watching & Waiting & Ready To Act
6355
The Narrative
6356
Eachlinereveals
6357
Sometimes I Am Trying To Get Away From
6358
The Only Thing 2
6359
What I Meant
6360
What Heaven Would Be
6361
We want to punish the past
6362
This Flag
6363
Vary All Things
6364
Disregarded
6365
Do You Believe Me?
6366
Pick something.
6367
The Vestigium
6368
The Futures
6369
I would rather be
6370
Ideal Love
6371
I Don't Trust Any Love
6372
An interesting heresy
6373
Calculating
6374
Listen 2
6375
An Unsworn Vow
6376
Reservations
6377
My Last Poem
6378
The Salt and the Sugar
6379
Let There Be Poetry
6380
Right From The Start
6381
A Sin
6382
I am drought
6383
Three Hyenas
6384
What Would Be Left
6385
Optimalism
6386
Love dies with death.
6387
I Am I Am Not
6388
You Don't Go
6389
It is not polite
6390
Of Change & Time
6391
Evasion
6392
Emotion in the moment only
6393
What thought ought inhabit
6394
There is no hope.
6395
Let there be love!
6396
The dead know nothing.
6397
People
6398
Damnation
6399
A Knife
6400
How Dare I?
6401
The Crows
6402
I Have Been Stopped
6403
Let It Stay
6404
What I Want 7
6405
People Who Are Not Loved
6406
To love
6407
Death Is Not Beautiful
6408
Understanding 3
6409
Choose Your Own Adventure
6410
And Still
6411
What Is 5
6412
One Word 2
6413
It is something to be able to write bad poems.
6414
I always wanted one.
6415
Change.  Go.
6416
A sinner never repents
6417
A Distraction
6418
The Poems of the Dead
6419
I have enough courage to say
6420
Liquid Hate
6421
On Grief 2
6422
Remember 3
6423
What I'm Saying
6424
The Simulated World
6425
The Miracles
6426
I hate a trivial person.
6427
Why? 2
6428
I don't know which is less impressive
6429
The Yolk
6430
The Goal 2
6431
Two Hands
6432
Not Loss, But Revelation of Loss
6433
Choose Your Own Adventure 2
6434
From Here To The End
6435
I go forward
6436
I watch the egret land.
6437
The heaven of sensation.
6438
Into The Tree
6439
Is There Anything Harder To Love?
6440
Dreaming 2
6441
The Next One
6442
You are the only person you can save.
6443
The Bitter Black
6444
Everything Is Danger
6445
What She Says
6446
I sit in the garden with a box turtle.
6447
All The Starving Poets
6448
Where Is The Tree?
6449
Writing poems
6450
Something Is
6451
The End 3
6452
The Thought of Losing
6453
A Serious Response
6454
What I Would Like
6455
Individuality 2
6456
Poetry is ridiculous.
6457
The Million-Year-Old Trap
6458
Another Curse Song
6459
Change
6460
Those who pursue love
6461
At birth, everything is open.
6462
The Pendulum
6463
Intertextuality
6464
Wonderful Useless Things
6465
Memory 4
6466
Our quick take on the world
6467
Grenade Harpoon
6468
You Want Me To Acknowledge
6469
The Dead 4
6470
Of One Type and the Other
6471
Make restitution universal and mandatory.
6472
You Asked For Me
6473
The Questions 2
6474
The Questions 3
6475
I Will Go If
6476
The Chance 2
6477
And Me
6478
A Tiny Boat
6479
The Sacred Mountain
6480
You Are Wrong
6481
Sonnet For What Could Have Been And Wasn't
6482
You Were Wrong
6483
Reading poems of others' horrors
6484
Useless!
6485
Another Iteration of Human
6486
Metaphysics 2
6487
So Much
6488
Invulnerable
6489
The one 2
6490
The Words of Now
6491
Love What Is Dead
6492
Half A Poem
6493
Desire 4
6494
Our Victory
6495
The mind
6496
Fall
6497
Is there a word for
6498
Would a happier poetry
6499
Let the poem flow.
6500
How To Write A Poem
6501
I love your mask
6502
So many words to say so little.
6503
You were sweet
6504
The Moment 6
6505
The Siren 2
6506
I like to hide poetry within the poetry.
6507
A Cage Match
6508
Spring is invulnerable to winter
6509
Ravenous
6510
One place
6511
Something In Me
6512
At the muddy end of the park
6513
Representations of Chaos
6514
The Broken-Hearted
6515
Everything I Have Ever Said
6516
What was demanded of me
6517
How Much? 2
6518
Smaller than the word
6519
Awareness Exercise
6520
The spirit
6521
A Misinterpretation of the Data
6522
Obsexed
6523
Some Practical Improvements
6524
The Smoke 2
6525
It Turns Out
6526
I don't know about you
6527
A head in a jar, dreaming
6528
The Guides Are Also Companions
6529
Corvid Apocalypse
6530
The End of the World
6531
Did You?
6532
So many poisons
6533
Here comes the wind!
6534
The Fight Goes On
6535
Instruction
6536
The People 3
6537
Who you blame
6538
A Divergence of Purpose
6539
Recipe For A Good Poem (Or A Good Anything)
6540
The Moment When You Begin To Resent The World
6541
The torch does not consent
6542
Night Scene
6543
What Love Is 2
6544
Myth-Direction
6545
Live Forever
6546
No one is my enemy.
6547
Strip Buddhism of ritual
6548
Nausea
6549
One Thing Leads To Another
6550
I am repelled
6551
It is hard
6552
Everyone Else's Angels
6553
I followed the scarlet bird.
6554
A Couple of Other Poems
6555
I was led to expect more
6556
The Reassurance of An Enemy
6557
A Radical Consensus
6558
A Sign
6559
The Donkey
6560
Eternity
6561
The Llama
6562
Life 96
6563
If it all made sense
6564
Pledge To Truth
6565
The Authentic
6566
The Meaning of My Life
6567
Sanctions
6568
The Same Thing 2
6569
Mondo Coatimundi
6570
Capacity 2
6571
When I Die 2
6572
Look at that beautiful girl.
6573
When you are tallying my accomplishments
6574
I remember when everything said
6575
All My Poems
6576
The Three 2
6577
A Quick Check
6578
Neglect
6579
I have written one poem.
6580
A Confrontation
6581
Reasons 3
6582
What I Am 3
6583
What The Poem Wants
6584
If You Must
6585
How Am I To Respond
6586
The Smoke 3
6587
Sometimes 3
6588
Those 3
6589
Our Daily Bread
6590
Sometimes I see someone
6591
Things 7
6592
No one remembers what I remember.
6593
The Need To Be Seen
6594
All these anecdotes
6595
In The Seedy Motel
6596
The ethical ramifications
6597
Child Abuse
6598
In A Past Life
6599
Mindful
6600
Not old.
6601
Far Away
6602
A Goal
6603
The Chorus of Silence
6604
To endure.
6605
The Secret
6606
What you accept of the world.
6607
What If 4
6608
Exploitation
6609
What Was Or Never Was
66010
The Dead 5
6611
Life 97
6612
What I Remember
6613
Communication
6614
Life 98
6615
The human-centric world is wrong.
6616
There Was A Thing
6617
The Things Of This World
6618
What I Learned
6619
To and Fro
6620
The Things I Have Captured
6621
Which Type of Loss
6622
The Way, That Ultimately We Are Denied
6623
Enlightenment
6624
Understanding 4
6625
Me 4
6626
The ones I love 2
6627
Significant
6628
Transformational
6629
The Self 3
6630
All that we know goes
6631
Beautiful 2
6632
The thing you never noticed
6633
I will collapse
6634
I Want Not To Marry Words
6635
What If Everyone
6636
Semantic Diagnostics
6637
A Word
6638
A Black Box
6639
When I Die 3
6640
The Possibilities
6641
Things 8
6642
This World 2
6643
We Ask The Dead
6644
Evaluation 2
6645
To Write A Poem
6646
You Can't Bring A Tree
6647
The greatest trick in the World of Tricks
6648
We Imagine
6649
A World Such As This
6650
But The World!
6651
The Incarnation of the Inorganic
6652
The Angel
6653
Others Will Come
6654
After She Left Him
6655
I feel that I am partial nonsense
6656
Exegesis of Death
6657
Are Beautiful Things Best
6658
Parsing The Metaphor
6659
As long as you can ask
6660
Regret 2
6661
You were not a fool to believe it would happen
6662
I write for the ones long dead.
6663
No Way
6664
The Void
6665
The Truth Hides
6666
Everything Else 2
6667
Look! 4
6668
Anyone 2
6669
Better Choices
6670
More or Less 3
6671
Even If
6672
The Ones I Can't Stand
6673
The Following
6674
to be brought in the night
6675
This Fact
6676
Who Could Bear It
6677
Despite our best efforts
6678
Is the poem the conduit
6679
The Name of the Game
6680
This Message Is Not Secure
6681
How Much Better
6682
I Am Ready
6683
The Best Life
6684
To Replace
6685
Why & How
6686
What can I do
6687
The End of the Day
6688
The Distance 2
6689
Something In Late Summer
6690
Dog!
6691
There Comes A Time When We Decide We Must Change Our Perception of the World
6692
I've Had To Choose
6693
A Three-Legged Dog
6694
Autobiography 3
6695
The Human Algorithm
6696
In The Dream
6697
It's not the haiku
6698
I choose not to heed
6699
I open my poem
6700
From the time before
6701
The duck at the park
6702
What I see here, now
6703
The poet can fail.
6704
The wind breathes a poem
6705
Semantic Attraction
6706
I will write the truth
All poems are written and copyrighted by M. C. Rush.
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