AmyHowlett

United States

AmyHowlett (United States) published:

Underwater

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do you ever feel like you’re underwater?
like you’re so far away from the world
shoved behind a fragile, unbreakable border

do you ever feel like you’re drowning, but still breathing?
like clear water is pushing its way into your head
but now everything inside of you is fuzzy

do you ever feel like you’re swimming endlessly downward?
like the water has begun swarming your vision and you can have no way of telling which way is down and which...

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8 months ago

AmyHowlett (United States) published:

Mother

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my Mother stands
then she turns to walk away

my lips are quivering
i don’t want her to go

her footsteps are loud 
as she walks toward the doors

i hear singing and talking
but still I can hear my Mother

she’ll be back by twelve she tells me 
still, i don’t want her to go

one last time she looks at me
then walks away 

my Mother walks away.
 

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8 months ago

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AmyHowlett (United States) published:

Almost Silent

PROMPT: Microphone

    A simple "Ready, go" starts the silence. It's a silence that folds over the room like a warning. No one wants to break it. A tired teacher's quiet footsteps caress the prompted silence, breaking it, yet somehow enforcing it. Papers flip, some slowly, some quickly with more confidence. One, then another. Then another, and another. But then, there is yet again silence. Just the faint sound of graphite against paper and the sound of the ticking clock. And the eyes...

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11 months ago

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