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Afternoon Delights

Updated on April 18, 2017
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by: chamomile
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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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      Bill Holland 9 days ago from Olympia, WA

      The Starlight Vocal Band, I believe, sang "Afternoon Delight"...just an FYI :)

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      Audrey Howitt 9 days ago from California

      I thought about that Bill--not wedded to this title yet--but on this system you have to input your title first--and then write your poem--I work the other way around all the time--so thinking up a title before the piece is completed is always messy for me--sigh

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      Lori Colbo 9 days ago from Pacific Northwest

      Loved this. I could taste everything.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha, my favorite pastime is feeding my birds, and my morning coffee is a must. Love this!

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      Audrey Howitt 9 days ago from California

      One of my favorite pastimes as well Ruby--Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 9 days ago from California

      Hi Lori! Thank you for your kind words!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 8 days ago from Reno NV

      This poem made me feel comfortable and warm. A small slice of life (and Brie) full of humanity. Jamie

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      manatita44 8 days ago from london

      Since you say that you are getting better, then I have to agree. Remember, I did not say it first. (chuckle)

      A very intelligent piece.

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      Rachel L Alba 8 days ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      LOL I thought that was cute how you fed the birds part of your breakfast. I do the same thing. The birds in my area always get some of my food. I enjoyed your poem and love the pictures.

      Blessings to you

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      Audrey Howitt 8 days ago from California

      Thank you Rachel!

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      mckbirdbks 4 days ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Audrey - What a pleasant piece of art.

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