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Afternoon Delights

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

by: chamomile

by: chamomile



My #18 for National Poetry Month


i opened a box of crackers this morning

its packaging promising

an enchanted evening

or morning

or some such.


i am a sucker for the promise.

it always makes me buy two

one for now,

promise untasted,

one for later

once i know what i've got.


slathered them each with soft brie

coffee next to the morning paper

i am a sucker for that too


i watched brie swim over the edges

it was a shame to lose the cheese

but the sun was moving on


birds and squirrels are suckers

for melted brie and crackers.

by evening, they sleep

bellies rounded.


© 2017 Audrey Howitt

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