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Tenterhooks and Lies

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

by: anncam

by: anncam

My #7 for National Poetry Month

i find that lies are a bit like tuna fish

good only for a little bit of time

before they stink

on a hot afternoon

she told them often

lining hair's vibrato

with their residue

forcing others to eat them

without notice

until left alone

her nose could no longer discern

one from the other.

© 2017 Audrey Howitt