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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by: phunkymatt

by: phunkymatt

My #5 for National Poetry Month

"Ya never know what a walk might bring"

her breath a sour mash of stained red

or maybe brown, hard to tell in the dark

neon blitz greens up a smile

that freezes insides

spits from between those greenies

pulls whiskey under blood shot eyes


Insides thaw if you wait long enough

they wrap around

and hold you


as greenies descend.

I didn't know, not for sure

but can guess.

I kick her pegged leg

on the way out.

Process Note: I was struck by this picture and the stories it could tell. I am not even sure that this is a poem, but this is what came out--a bit on the grisly side for me--

© 2017 Audrey Howitt