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Analog Gestures

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

by: Lisaleo

by: Lisaleo

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.

© 2019 Audrey Howitt


Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 04, 2020:

Love this poem so much of good energy

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on November 08, 2019:

Thank you Manatita for taking the time to read and comment with your kind words!

manatita44 from london on November 08, 2019:

So, so exquisite, as always. Gratitude.

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on July 17, 2019:

Thank you Chris

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on May 11, 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.

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 11, 2019:

Thank you for your kind words Genna! So appreciated!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on May 11, 2019:

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!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 30, 2019:

Thank you Nithya!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 30, 2019:

Beautifully expressed, as always.

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 25, 2019:

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

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 25, 2019:

A colorful poem with deep layers. I loved it.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 25, 2019:

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

Good to read more of your work again.


FlourishAnyway from USA on April 24, 2019:

You paint with words

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 24, 2019:

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

Thanks for sharing!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 24, 2019:

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

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