Tell Me

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Tell me

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Tell me what

is this aberration, this final cut-glass

apparatus? What are you holding me for,

on this earthquaked-ground with madness filling

my ears, with no relief from the quickening, no shortcut

to liberation? What whim am I? Eventual.

I am eventual, grounded only by my children and the

animals that pace my floors. I will do a visible

decisive deed if that is what you want or I will

suck in the deadening-pretend, barbaric in its stupidity,

disingenuous in its over-rated kindness. What is left?

Tell me, deprive me of government, of natural things

that others have, but tell me what you want me ready

for. Hire me with this particular fruit. Let me be noble,

eliminate my doubt, my fear of being wrong or cruel. Take me

into your music, pound my spirit with your weight and

effort. Tell me what rabid ghost I must put down.

Help me

            put it down.

 

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Copyright © 2010 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “The Kitchen Poet” Dececember 2013

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“Her (Allison Grayhurst’s) poetry appears visceral, not for the faint of heart,
and moves forward with a dynamism, with a frenetic pulse. If you seek the truth,
the physical blood and bones, then, by all means, open the world into which
we were all born,” Anne Burke, poet, regional representative for Alberta 
on the League of Canadian Poets’ Council, and chair of the Feminist Caucus.

“What a treasure Allison Grayhurst is. Her gift? To unfold for us life at this intensity of feeling and revelation. Who knew truth and beauty could be so intertwined and so passionate?,” Taylor Jane Green BA, RIHR, CH, Registered Holistic Talk Therapist, and author of Swan Wheeler: A North American Mythology, Swan – A Planetary Mythology, and The Rise of Eros, 2014.

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2 responses to “Tell Me

  1. EXACTLY HOW I FEEL TODAY in my dialogue with Spirit!

    “Tell me, deprive me of government, of natural things

    that others have, but tell me what you want me ready

    for. Hire me with this particular fruit. Let me be noble,

    eliminate my doubt, my fear of being wrong or cruel. Take me

    into your music, pound my spirit with your weight and

    effort. Tell me what rabid ghost I must put down.

    Help me

    put it down.”

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