Skip to main content

Mediocre Lives

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

by: hotblack

by: hotblack

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

Related Articles