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Loosened Mortar

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

by: svklimkin

by: svklimkin


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.

© 2017 Audrey Howitt

Comments

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

Thank you Hari!

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

Thank you Peggy!

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

Thank you Mike! Not so sure it is profound!

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

Thank you Rasma!

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

Thank you Chitrangada!

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

Thank you Catherine!

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

Thank you Bill!

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

Thank you vasantha!

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

Thank you manatita!

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

Thank you Hari!

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

Thank you Flourish!

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on March 16, 2018:

Extremely beautiful expression. Enjoyed it audrey.

- hari

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on March 13, 2018:

Thank you Peggy!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 13, 2018:

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

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on April 30, 2017:

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

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 29, 2017:

Really nicely penned.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 24, 2017:

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

Thanks for sharing!

Catherine Tally from Los Angeles on April 24, 2017:

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

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on April 24, 2017:

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.

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

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

vasantha T k from Bangalore on April 24, 2017:

nice poem!!.

manatita44 from london on April 23, 2017:

An evolution of sorts. Great poetry!

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on April 23, 2017:

Great lines. Excellent

Artificial impregnable walls, fall.

When nature takes over.

- hari

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 23, 2017:

Beautiful, Audrey.