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Mapping My Way Home Again

Updated on April 2, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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My #2 for National Poetry Month, 2015



i have a wall map pinned to my heart.

It sits absent push pins

to mark the milestones

we traveled

sometime back.


No landscape markings

for territories uncharted

no compass to point true north.


I lack the will to dismember it

tear it into pieces

that reflect the rivers of my heart

isolated and grained.


i push a pin into the flesh of my thumb

and watch a small bubble of red

seep.

I trace my way home

with it

red on black.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015




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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you Leptirela!

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      Audrey Howitt 13 months ago from California

      Thank you travelmaj!

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you Ms Dora!

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you drbj!

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Could be Flourish! Could Be!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      You are really talented, coming up with thees powerful expressions daily. You're a pleasure to read.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I like this approach. Creative. Happy Easter!

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Perhaps we all have that wall map - mostly we try to erase it - thank you Audrey, so impressive.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a deep one Audrey. Mapping your way home. Clever and intriguing...

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      drbj and sherry 2 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Audrey, I enjoyed your most interesting interpretation with its varied inventive facets.

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      Leptirela 2 years ago from I don't know half the time

      Short but beautiful, you don't tell bug you "show" . I can see you walking, I can see the blood :) and its endless possibilities to turn this into more than meets the eye.

      Absolutely lovely.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I see a cutter with complex psychological issues. An elusive poem.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you John! Thank you Suzette!!

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Audrey, this is wonderful. The map of life. So full of life. Well done!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I do like this one Audrey. Yes, like Jamie, I feel this is indeed my favourite poem of yours.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you mcbirdbks! Thank you Jamie! Bill you are kind and I think you for it! Frank, you are a wonderful support--I so appreciate it. Ann--Thank you!!!

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Wonderfully emotional; your ideas never cease to amaze me.

      Ann

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey, you just work magic with words..love your poetry and I look forward to your April climb..bless you

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've run out of words, Audrey. I'm with Jamie. This just might be my favorite and that's saying quite a bit.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Quite possibly one of my favorites!!! Good morning! Jamie

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

      Audrey, this is a deeply felt piece of work.