Analog Gestures

Updated on May 8, 2019
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by: Lisaleo
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when fiction's lies bleed over

they spill

blues edge out grays

vying for the last sigh

into fomented air

your hair covers my arm

spilling over

bleeding golds into grays

on an April afternoon

when words aren't enough.

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        Chris Mills 

        7 days ago from Lowell, MA through the end of May, 2019.

        I like several things about this poem. I like the single, true rhyme of air and hair at an unexpected place. I liked the double use of "over" which was sort of another rhyme. I appreciated the absence of punctuation, save, the final period. It forces me to interact with the words. This piece is deeper than the words on the page.

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        Audrey Howitt 

        7 days ago from California

        Thank you for your kind words Genna! So appreciated!

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        Genna East 

        7 days ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Audrey, it is such a pleasure to read your poetry. You are one of the finest poets on the Hub. And this latest contribution stirs the imagination and the heart. Just beautiful!

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        Audrey Howitt 

        2 weeks ago from California

        Thank you Nithya!

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        Nithya Venkat 

        2 weeks ago from Dubai

        Beautifully expressed, as always.

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        Audrey Howitt 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Thank you for your kind words Ruby, Ann, Flourish, Chitrangada, and John.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        3 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

        A colorful poem with deep layers. I loved it.

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        Ann Carr 

        3 weeks ago from SW England

        You always say so much with so few words. Great job, Audrey!

        Good to read more of your work again.


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        3 weeks ago from USA

        You paint with words

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        Beautiful expressions and nice title, in this poem. Good to see you publishing again.

        Thanks for sharing!

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        John Hansen 

        3 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        Your words are enough Audrey, they conjure beautiful images. I enjoyed this.


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