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Littered Floors

Updated on April 29, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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My #28 for National Poetry Month


we move toward happiness

without knowing it.

hands touching

the laundry of our lives

folding away visions

protecting dreams,

gazing out toward the sky.


i can feel the tenderness of you

in the morning coffee mug

held between greedy fists.

the lines of our lives

intersecting in patterns

that make leaves dance on the floor

in late afternoons

cascading in patterns around us,

like dandelion seeds

blowing across the lawn

each destined to implant its own joy

among the grasses.


sometimes when you whisper my name

across the dreams

i have pinned up to dry

i can feel the tug of you

deep inside me

in that place

where the soul lodges i think.

and then i know

that when you came to me

i had crushed my lottery ticket

so much the richer.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 20115


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      Audrey Howitt 5 months ago from California

      Thank you aesta1!

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      Mary Norton 6 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just love this...it touches the heart.

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you vasantha!

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      Audrey Howitt 12 months ago from California

      Thank you Venkatachari!

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      Audrey Howitt 13 months ago from California

      Thank you Snerfu!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Ed!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you deb!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      You are kind MsDora! And thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you ArtDiva!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      thank you drbj!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Chitrangada!

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      poetryman6969 17 months ago

      Love the image and the words.

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Jamie!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Mike!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Bill!!

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      Thank you Ruchira! Hope you are well!

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      Thank you so much Minnetonka! How are you???

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      Audrey Howitt 22 months ago from California

      Thank you LadyFiddler!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Graham--I liked this one--sometimes the writing comes more easily

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Definitely top notch. This gives me a moment of serenity, if you will for your chance ticket paid off.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hey Frank! Thank you!

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      I love this style of poetry and yet do I write like this , not even !....Awesome !

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Audrey. Beautiful and so wistful. A lovely ending as well. I enjoyed it . Thank you.

      Graham.

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      Vivian Sudhir 2 years ago from Madurai, India

      Very nice writing voted up. Good work. The share buttons are gone! Or am I looking at the wrong place?

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful poem with great feelings of love and relationships.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful throughout with a surprising happy ending. Really shouldn't be any surprise to get great poetry from you.

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      vasantha T k 2 years ago from Bangalore

      nice poem expressions are beautiful.

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      My goodness Audrey-your poetry always leaves me in awe. I love how you use such powerful images in your words. Voted up and hit many buttons.

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      Ruchira 2 years ago from United States

      Loved it, Audrey!

      You expressed this so beautifully and in such few words cause life can never be summarized and you did it well :)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful introspective poetry about a relationship that has stood the test of time. Thank you Audrey. I am getting caught up on my reading today at lunch. :) Jamie

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Nicely done Audrey :)

      Keep on writing lovely poems as you always do.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Loved your poem, you have a unique way of expressing and I love that about your writings. Always enjoy reading your poems. Voted up.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Lovely poem with deep feelings of love!

      Thanks and voted up!

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      ArtDiva 2 years ago

      Two more, your goal to meet. You can do it, sitting with pen and notebook in hand, filling pages with words in poetic construct. Just two more.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      I like the poem Audrey but I really love the title :) awesome

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      mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Each swirl of your pen stirs us.

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      drbj and sherry 2 years ago from south Florida

      Meaningful and beautiful, Audrey - all at the same time. You have a poetic soul, m'dear, and it shows.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      All of your poems have at least one line that is exquisite..."the laundry of our lives." Love it!