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Baseline

Updated on April 9, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

we look from underneath
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My #9 for National Poetry Month



we continue

the road of

portents, asleep.

given too many safety nets

to support the themed march

we flow

into

out of

and through,

without knowing

that time grows short,

its lingering fragrance

a seed

germinating

without water

in the dark

we all look alike.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015


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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you suzettenaples!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Pawpawwrites!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Mike! Hope all is well with you!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you whonu!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you John!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      me too Bill--Thanks!!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Janshares!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Hey Jamie--catching up a bit--hope the world is treating you well

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Theresa!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      thought provoking

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      Theresa Ast 

      3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Interesting, soft,moody, different. I like it a lot, Audrey. How you write a poem a day, though, I will never know. :) I am impressed. :) Theresa

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed, food for thought.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you James!

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      Suzette Walker 

      3 years ago from Taos, NM

      So lovely and I love the photo that accompanies this poem.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey deep, and it leaves poet scars love it

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Baseline! Powerful perspective. Thank you for sharing.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Isn't this worth pondering? Some great questions there I.m sure Nice Hub

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      Jim 

      3 years ago from Kansas

      Well done.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very well written and poignant Audrey. Keep them coming.

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      3 years ago from Morocco

      Well crafted and romantic.Nicely done !

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      3 years ago from Morocco

      Well crafted and romantic.Nicely done !

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      3 years ago from Washington, DC

      We get so caught up in our differences and agendas. Your poem beautifully illustrates what's really important. Voted up and beautiful.

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      drbj and sherry 

      3 years ago from south Florida

      You summed up so much in this short, exquisite poem, Audrey, especially the final two lines. Brava!

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      mckbirdbks 

      3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Voted beautiful and shared.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Been there, done that, still learning. :)

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      whonunuwho 

      3 years ago from United States

      These things we realize as we take a look back do we not...nice work.whonu

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      3 years ago from Reno NV

      I feel like I have lived this poem. I feel like I was asleep for so many years and then the world woke me up and I found myself with new vision. Great poem. Jamie

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