Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Strawberry Juice



The Morgue File



love is a slice of something sweet
that dribbles down your chin
strawberry juice
sluicing onto pinafore white
as you held me on your lap
and smiled

brilliantine hair
in sunlight

your smile
etching lines of forever

eyes still see you
the lines, a road map
home



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015

For my Papa, without whom I would have been lost. Posted for Poets United



Sunday, June 14, 2015

Garden Shorts



The Morgue File



1.

beetles know their way home
ground into blurry lines of movement
my eyes follow their tracks


2.

i flutter
in the still afternoon
awash in color
unseen


3.

burrow
until i cannot see the sun
home
again

4.

old bones
find sun first
as warmth
trickles into
sinovial fluid



copyright/all rights reserved. Audrey  Howitt 2015

It is a month of weddings, graduations,birthdays,  listened.and recitals in our family.  I sat in my garden today and listened.