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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

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