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Undoing (with audio)


on grey

on twilight,

the purple dusk

and bruised toenail

sliver of moon.

The trees

are dark beasts

on the horizon

and I rode- I strode,

on my own two-feet

to the gallows,

the sad-sweet moment

of my undoing

its not magic

but something else


Like a first smile,

like a newly found element.

Something else,

yes, something else entirely.

There is a face in the moon,

a skull,

a dry, dead grinning thing

and it is this,

it is always this

I return to.

~Melanie Thomason



This poem is from my first book,ย Spectrum: Watercolored Words

get it here!


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Yes…I’m promoting my book.

No…I don’t mind if you promote it too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Go ahead and blog about it, tweet it and share it on facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

You could even read it and write a review if you’re game ๐Ÿ˜€


My second collection of poetry, Moonpies & Naugahyde: A Childhood Survived, ย is available on Amazon.ย Fabulous watercolor paintings by Georgiann Carlson accompany my poems throughout, creating a book I am extremely proud of!

M&N Announcement


3 options available now on Amazon:

1-Full Color Edition: Watercolor Illustrations presented in Full Color

This is the way this collection is meant to be experienced!

2-Black & White Edition: Watercolor Illustrations presented in Greyscale

3-Ebook for your Kindle, iPad, etc.


โ†’ Just click on this link!!โ†


OH and you can also get my first book,ย Spectrum: Watercolored Words

just click here!


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A wonderful review from a fabulous WP friend

To say I’m touched and humbled by this review would be an understatement ๐Ÿ™‚

Patchwork girl โ€“ โ€˜Spectrum โ€“ Watercolored Wordsโ€™ย review

by nokindofmagic

I am sure many of you have met Melanie. I’ve spent so much time with her collection of poetry and even though it wasn’t an easy task, I finally managed to ย review the book that has been with me for quite some time now. Please support this incredibly talented poet. Spectrum – Watercolored Words by [โ€ฆ]

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My first book, Spectrum: Watercolored Words has gotten reviews :)

As some of you know, I recently published a small collection of poetry. ย Well it has now gotten a couple reviews on Amazon and I have to say that is very gratifying and exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ ย 

Just wanted to take a moment to thank those who got my book and an extra special thanks to the generous souls who wrote reviews! ย Feedback is always appreciated.

Spectrum cover











You can read the reviews here.


If you haven’t yet gotten a copy….

Print version available directly from createspace

CreateSpace - An Amazon Company


on Amazon both in print and Kindle versions

Spectrum: Watercolored Words Paperback

ย The above are the US store links…other links available for other areas…let me know if you have problems locating.




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