Transformation of Desire

Updated on April 9, 2017
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by: Jusben
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My #9 for National Poetry Month

no one holds the grub

who founders

at the stub of an old tree.

it must find its own way home


trailing its existence


i feel its transformation

an experiment in exoskeleton devolution

this sloughing off

of the pre-existant

to find what is


like a flower, withered

its leaves finding turf

i gather what i have left

before the instinct to root


i fan out each petal,

desire unspoken

set it it on fire

watch the glow.

© 2017 Audrey Howitt


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      Dora Weithers 12 months ago from The Caribbean

      Feels like I watched transformation in slow motion. It is refreshing and empowering.

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      mckbirdbks 12 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Audrey - Keep them coming. Your poetry sketches such quick images.

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      Tim Mitchell 12 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Wonderful poem Audrey. Each time it is read there is a new truth with wisdom with the imagery in my mind.

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      Audrey Howitt 12 months ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 12 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Absolutely love this creative poem. Great ending verse.

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      Bill Holland 12 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't know what to say. This is so good as to defy comment, so I'll just shut up and read it again.

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      Kimbally Torres 12 months ago from Miami, FL

      Wonderful poem. I enjoyed reading it.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 12 months ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful lines, very memorable. I thought of the grubs Elias and I were saving while I pulled weeds. jamie

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      whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States

      I enjoyed this piece my friend. Blessings. whonu

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      Audrey Howitt 12 months ago from California

      Thank you Coffeequeen!

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      Louise Powles 12 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I enjoy reading your poems. The words are beautiful.

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      manatita44 12 months ago from london

      Hard to set on fire ... watch the glow...

      Exquisite piece!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 12 months ago from Southern Illinois

      " Trailing it's existence behind " Silvery slime! Only you could write about this in such a beautiful way..Bravo..