Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.
My #28 for National Poetry Month
if i had walked through woods
on snowy days
when the light was fading through
making cocoons near dead wood,
i would have spent those afternoons
as a folded moth
about to push free.
if i had rolled between layers of dirt
to feel its warmth
on nights when love stuck hard
could i have let myself fly loose
on moon's filtered light
or does dirt trap
the fast lover
to a molded life of the mediocre.
if i had set clocks
back to feel
the push of youth again
the mediocre would have been enough
if i had tethered myself
to the harbor of you.
© 2017 Audrey Howitt