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I Buy In Stephen King, I Buy In

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

by: bournedead

by: bournedead

My #24 For National Poetry Month


you hiss names in the dark

wait for them to come

name tags drifting to dust,

the mulch of your sleep.


your breath tells their tale

in twisted sibilance,

forked tongues

must act in accord with their nature


the dreams of innocents

your fodder, snaked canapes

served with a hint of lime

piquancy on death's breeze


and i

am still afraid of the dark


© 2017 Audrey Howitt

Comments

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 24, 2019:

Thank you Ruby!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 24, 2019:

Thank you Mark!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 24, 2019:

Thank you Ann!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 24, 2019:

Thank you manatita!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 24, 2019:

Thank you Bill!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 24, 2019:

Thank you Mike!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 24, 2019:

Thank you Flourish!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 24, 2019:

Thank you Jamie!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 29, 2017:

Thank you Mary! No a Stephen King fan?? Aww--I am reading an up and coming new horror writer right now--Nick Cutter--love his stuff--and it feels so poetic at times!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 27, 2017:

I can relate. Darkness seems to conjure up all sorts of visions..

Mary Wickison from Brazil on April 25, 2017:

Stephen King has a lot to answer for! He does his job so well, as do you.

His work, I can't read but yours, I love.

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on April 25, 2017:

Nice eerie Stephen King feeling.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 25, 2017:

Wonderful! I haven't read many hubs lately and I'd forgotten just how much I enjoy your poetry; this one certainly packs a punch.

Ann

manatita44 from london on April 24, 2017:

Ummm! Deep, that one.

"forked tongues

must act in accord with their nature." - Audrey Howitt. How true!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 24, 2017:

"The mulch of your sleep" where in the world do you come up with lines like that? I am beyond jealous at this point.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on April 24, 2017:

Hello Audrey - I see you are no stranger to the dark side. spooky.

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 24, 2017:

Your poems are so divers. I like that and particularly enjoyed the last line.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on April 24, 2017:

Such imagery! I envy your ability to write it. And yes, I'm still afraid of the dark because I feel the spirits there.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 24, 2017:

My favorite line is "the mulch of your sleep..." The ending made me smile and say "me too." Jamie