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Distances

Updated on April 14, 2017
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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My #14 for National Poetry Month


distances were measured first by feet.

i knew the number of steps to your door

counted them in sleep

paused them

pushed them into reverse


then in inches

a micro this

a nano that


until I stopped moving

at all


i look out to the horizon

and realize i know

no words


for the distance

or the feeling.

© 2017 Audrey Howitt

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      Audrey Howitt 2 months ago from California

      Thank you Mark!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 months ago from California

      Thank you hari!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful poetry.

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      mckbirdbks 6 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Audrey - What a profound piece. More depth than seen with the first glance.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Sounds like love to me... Beautiful!

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      This is a beautiful way to describe the space and all else that separates one from another.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Very nice!

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      Missy Smith 6 months ago from Florida

      The feeling of hesitation spoken beautifully.

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      Vishnu 6 months ago

      Meeting of the minds is what matters! Not how much physically apart the people are.

      Nice poem

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      Cynthia B Turner 6 months ago from Georgia

      # 14, Distances, is a really wonderful poem. I read it several times.

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      manatita44 6 months ago from london

      Awesome! Just superb!

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      Diana Majors 6 months ago from Arkansas

      You captured that feeling well!

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      Hari Prasad S 6 months ago from Bangalore

      Brilliant poetry.

      - hari

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      Mark Tulin 6 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Love the idea, topic and the way the words look on the page.