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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