Loosened Mortar

Updated on April 23, 2017
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by: svklimkin
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My #23 for National Poetry Month

walled brick allows tears

to invade mortar.

i had packed it closely

enfolded organs, bits of skin

with spit

and gray slab,

molded it

to fit hip's curve

pressed lip's indentations

toward bone

sealing it like marrow.

but tiny factories

continue to pump love's evidence,

transform it

as it reaches eyes,

loosening mortar

i had thought long fixed.

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        Hari Prasad S 

        11 months ago from Bangalore

        Extremely beautiful expression. Enjoyed it audrey.

        - hari

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        Audrey Howitt 

        11 months ago from California

        Thank you Peggy!

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        Peggy Woods 

        11 months ago from Houston, Texas

        Love can invade even the tiniest of fissures. Nicely penned! Love the photo at the top.

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        21 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        Hello Audrey - This must be profound. I sense a message, but don't see it.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        22 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Really nicely penned.

      • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

        Chitrangada Sharan 

        22 months ago from New Delhi, India

        Excellent work and beautiful expressions! Your title is so good.

        Thanks for sharing!

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        Catherine Tally 

        22 months ago from Los Angeles

        I'm familiar with that self-protecting wall , and you have expressed it so well! :)

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        Mark Tulin 

        22 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

        In reading this poem I imagined someone trying to control her life but realizing that she really couldn't. Something always seeps through to weaken our foundation.

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        Bill Holland 

        22 months ago from Olympia, WA

        I don't know how you do it, but I'm sure glad you do. :)

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        vasantha T k 

        22 months ago from Bangalore

        nice poem!!.

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        22 months ago from london

        An evolution of sorts. Great poetry!

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        Hari Prasad S 

        22 months ago from Bangalore

        Great lines. Excellent

        Artificial impregnable walls, fall.

        When nature takes over.

        - hari

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        22 months ago from USA

        Beautiful, Audrey.


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