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Transformation of Desire

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

by: Jusben

by: Jusben

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