I Buy In Stephen King, I Buy In

Updated on April 24, 2017
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by: bournedead
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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


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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      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!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 11 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Mary Wickison 11 months ago from Brazil

      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.

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      Mark Tulin 11 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Nice eerie Stephen King feeling.

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      Ann Carr 11 months ago from SW England

      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.


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      manatita44 11 months ago from london

      Ummm! Deep, that one.

      "forked tongues

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

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      Bill Holland 11 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      mckbirdbks 11 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

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

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      FlourishAnyway 12 months ago from USA

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

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 12 months ago

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

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 12 months ago from Reno NV

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