Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Cuppa

she went first.

it was her way
to settle things early on
broach unpleasantries
teacup in hand

launch earl grey
through spit
shine until done

crepe smile
fingers bent
ditching the cup
in favor of
a lily.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2016

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Center of Things

By Alexa Szlávics - Own work, permission:, GFDL,

I am the darkness,
awaiting exposition
by peripheral light.

You come,fear etched
in the many colors of your face.
Do you know that you flow
from my center--
your beauty, from mine?

I will sheath you in death's stillness
but for a moment
before numinous breath
finds you 
and calls you away.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2016

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