Saturday, December 20, 2014

Past Promises









Hand einer Seniorin

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on the verge
i saw it
still in the calm
distance
between us

it was fleeting
moving past me
as i blinked
fringing
my lashes

and
without fully realizing it
opening my eyes
there
underneath
the tension of us
it sat
saying
in small letters
that only
i could hear

reach out your hand
i was here all along


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

Happy Holidays to all! May you all find the peace you seek.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Postlude


morguefile




they shift, each in its own rhythm

the lace of the living,

 enfolding the sleeping

in brittle arms,

speaking in whispers 

of tomorrow's 

sated sorrows.

I close my eyes,

speak their words

to the fallen beneath me.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014


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