Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Silent Muse

silent among shards, she sits
scrawling messages
for the brave

the initial shock
of beneficence
mistaken in a shaded hallway, as

rudderless quips
f l o w
each tethered more closely around
the violence that spins
isolated
in a hurricane's eye

      waiting
for me to pick
any shard

and scrawl with her




copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2017

Posted for Poets United Pantry

Thursday, February 2, 2017

colorblind



Morgue File
Lauramusikanski



grey is the color of limbo
sifting our lives on scales
where sand has no meaning

grey is the color of sin
left out in the snow
too long to know its shape

grey folds itself into
origami cranes of death
peace its only equivalent currency

can we wait for the sun to rise again
its light, a mitigation
a blurring of color

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2017

Posted for Poets United Pantry and for dVerse OLN


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hospital Lessons



i learned about humility
and hope
watching those
who take pain away

watched their duty
shed grace
as easily
as lifting an arm

applying ice
to wounds new and old
so that this old body can rally
once again.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2017


I am back from the hospital after a full hip replacement. And am amazed and grateful at the care I have and am receiving.