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A Substitute Afternoon

Updated on April 18, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Dahliyani Briedis. White muslin sheets hanging on a washing line, blowing in the wind, in a backyard in Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia. Hanging baskets are also attached to the line.
Dahliyani Briedis. White muslin sheets hanging on a washing line, blowing in the wind, in a backyard in Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia. Hanging baskets are also attached to the line. | Source




i felt you pass through me

washing away

burden of doubt

as you sank through pores

and into crevices sought

by afternoon's chasing light.



i felt you wash that part of my heart

reserved for you,

a door marked with your name.



as the gentleness of years

fell away

through dust

fading into memory

i felt the color of you imprint itself.



a whisper on the wind.




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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      So beautiful...It flows smoothly..Voted up!!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      So beautiful. Congratulations on a poem that is stronger than time. Jamie

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I thought of the creative process flowing through writers when I read this....a little different take on it. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you James, Jamie, Bill---I love your take on this Bill--where ever we find love and feel it--

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Super exquisite poetry. God's peace be with you. Shalom.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Audrey. A deep love no doubt...

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Ruby! Thank you so much for reading this one!

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey continue your flow.. poetry in motion loving it :) Happy Easter

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      All manner of words come to mind....lovely, a bit melancholy, private, wistful. Very nice work. :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Ah, yes, profound reflection here, Audrey! Love it.

      Blessings

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      apt feel of the moment aud

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      absolutely perfect ! Awesome ! I can feel the emotions

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful and flowing Audrey. Voted up.

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Another beautiful poem, Audrey. Your images and language flow so well and leave an imprint on my heart and soul. I always enjoy reading your poems and experiencing your unique vision of the world and emotions.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I always look forward to reading your poetry with great anticipation...your unique style and imagery are magnificent! Voted up and far beyond. :-)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This poem is very beautiful, Audrey. As Genna says, you have a unique style of poetry, which I love. The imagery is always thought provoking.

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      Philip Cooper 3 years ago from Olney

      Lovely poem......thank you for sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Just lovely. Pearling this.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This was serene and absolutely beautiful.

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      Jody R. LaGreca 2 years ago from New York, New York

      A beautiful, elegant poem!

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      Theresa Ast 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Elusive, gorgeous, elegant, simply wonderful. :) So very worth a second read. :) Theresa

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 24 months ago from California

      Thank you Suzette!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you ahorseback!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you John!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you one2get2no

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      Audrey Howitt 22 months ago from California

      Thank you Theresa!!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you J.R.

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      Thank you Genna!

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      sujaya venkatesh 19 months ago

      simple and neat

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you so much Sujaya!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Audrey Howitt 15 months ago from California

      Thank you Theresa!

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      Audrey Howitt 15 months ago from California

      Thank you Rasma!

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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      Thank you Alicia!

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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      Thank you sujaya!

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