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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.

© 2017 Audrey Howitt

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    • mckbirdbks profile image

      mckbirdbks 5 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 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Really nicely penned.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 6 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 6 months ago from Los Angeles

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

    • Mark Tulin profile image

      Mark Tulin 6 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 6 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 6 months ago from Bangalore

      nice poem!!.

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      manatita44 6 months ago from london

      An evolution of sorts. Great poetry!

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      Hari Prasad S 6 months ago from Bangalore

      Great lines. Excellent

      Artificial impregnable walls, fall.

      When nature takes over.

      - hari

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Beautiful, Audrey.