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Terri Guillemets
Archives — 1992




This is the archive of my publicly published writing from 1992 — the good, the bad, the active and the retired.  Some entries were originally untitled with a title added later, and some were first published under other pen names.  —tg, 2023

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The toughest battle is Mind.


      DATE:  1992 Jan 5
      NOTES:  revised







the understanding of my life
costs a dollar ninety-nine
but all i've got to spend
is a pocketful of pesos


      SOURCE:  journal poem
      DATE:  1992 Jan 12
      AGE:  eighteen
      NOTES:  revised







Two most important things in a writer's wallet:  library card and poetic license.


      DATE:  1992 Jan 16







Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven.


      TITLE:  Morning out
      DATE:  1992 Jan 18







Star Trek fans usually know the metaphors of life better than most mainstream poets.


      TITLE:  Picard & symbolism
      DATE:  1992 Jan 27







Our wingspan is measured not in inches but in spirit.


      TITLE:  Infinite reach
      DATE:  1992 Jan 31
      NOTES:  revised







My boyfriend asked me why women think firemen are sexy, so I explained the pole theory:  Men love women who slide down poles, and women love men who slide down poles. Subject dropped.


      TITLE:  Encanto
      DATE:  1992 Feb 9







Sometimes you just gotta roll with the changes, or get run over by the future.


      TITLE:  Brake, pedal
      DATE:  1992 Feb 12
      NOTES:  Yes, looking back on this now I do see Cronin and Eisenhower.







For those uneasy with the world, solitude is the only guarantee of confidence.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  1992 Feb 26







Yep, I'm an INFJ — an antisocial butterfly and the most hugging, loving people-hater you'll ever meet.


      TITLE:  Unsocial butterfly
      DATE:  1992 Feb 28







I don't necessarily want to be happy; I just want to stop feeling miserable.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  1992 Mar 26







One of irony's greatest accomplishments is that one cannot punish the wrongdoing of another without committing a wrongdoing himself.


      TITLE:  J  for Holmes
      SOURCE:  schoolwork
      DATE:  1992 Apr 23







I like intellectual reading. It's to my mind what fiber is to my body.


      TITLE:  Nutrition
      DATE:  1992 May 12







You can tell a lot about people by their morning choices:
      * water
      * tea
      * coffee
      * orange juice
      * champagne
      * just more sleep


      TITLE:  Spending nights & mornings
      DATE:  1992 Jun 20







Strawberries are angels of the earth — innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward.


      TITLE:  Lunch from the sun
      DATE:  1992 Jul 2
      NOTES:  revised







Americans boast smiles
of star-spangled happiness
and banner waves of pride


      DATE:  1992 Jul 4
      NOTES:  revised







My heart aches love for you.


      TITLE:  Why does it hurt?
      DATE:  1992 Jul 19







a sweet ripe
melon-orange
bowl that tastes
of summer —


      TITLE:  Cantaloupe
      DATE:  1992 Aug 2







Me and ice cream. Best friends forever.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  1992 Aug 8







In Phoenix, shade trees are your best friends — and occasionally the basis of small civil wars over parking.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  1992 Aug 15
      LOCATION:  PҺoenᎥᶍ  ArᎥɀønα







Next time you're mad, try dancing out your anger.


      TITLE:  Boom box philosophies
      DATE:  1992 Sep 23







I eat so poorly during the stressful part of my day I need a vegetable orgy for dinner just to make up for it.


      TITLE:  6pm
      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  1992 Sep 24







Your prayer can be poetry, and poetry can be your prayer.


      TITLE:  A lonely pen at night
      DATE:  1992 Oct 1







Author by night,
Editor by sun.


      TITLE:  Candlelit words
      DATE:  1992 Nov 1







...and torture myself with happy thoughts...


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  1992 Dec 9







We can seek,
we can find,
if we open our minds.


      DATE:  1992 Dec 11
      NOTES:  song







The desert is quiet
and it's listening.—
It's thirsty and
patiently waits.—
A cactus grows
one hundred years
& spares no water.—


      TITLE:  Sparse
      DATE:  1992 Dec 12
      LOCATION:  PҺoenᎥᶍ ArᎥɀønα
      NOTES:  revised







What do nudists wear on casual Friday?


      TITLE:  A night at the office
      DATE:  1992 Dec 16







Nature is a writer's best friend.


      DATE:  1992 Dec 26







Poetry tosses my pen across
the vast tumbling seas of self,
intermittent sunshine glistening
off the spilt ink,—
storms breaking ideas & words
that sink then emerge
and sink again.


      TITLE:  Overboard poet
      DATE:  1992 Dec 27
      NOTES:  revised







Look! over yonder
what a beautiful
field of wildpoems


      TITLE:  Reverie art
      DATE:  1992 Dec 28







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