The First Day of Summer, a poem by Audrey Howitt at Spillwords.com
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The First Day of Summer

The First Day of Summer

written by: Audrey Howitt

@AudreyHowitt

 

wild grasses split the seams of my dress open
cutting my way toward freedom

let the sun kiss sweet skin
held closed in darkened rustle
by bruised cotton

the nervous rising of goosebumps
a small frisson in dancing wind

indolence, as I lie down half hidden
in grasses, accepting their gift
the first day of summer

Audrey M Howitt

Audrey M Howitt

Audrey Howitt lives and writes poetry in the San Francisco Bay Area. When not writing, she sings opera and teaches voice. She is also a licensed attorney and licensed marriage and family therapist. Ms. Howitt has been published in: Nymphs Poetry Journal, Muddy River Poetry Review, Total Eclipse Poetry and Prose, Chiaroscuro-Darkness and Light, dVerse Poets Anthology, With Painted Words, Algebra of Owls, and Lost Towers Publications. She continues to find new ways to explore diverse aspects of herself as she moves through her life.
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