A blind theme
of sensual deliverance
Opaque but controversial
acts of spiritual courage
It is equally important
how something is given
as to how, or if, it is received
The summer dung is used up.
Flailing or foraging, we all get used up,
turn old and baffled by the complex amount
of disappointment – not just by one
Then it is murky
that things will change into childhood’s ideal.
A choice emerges, to accept without
bitterness, just do the things
that make you happy – child’s play.
For you – that is all it should have to give.
A shrug to feign indifference
should not be able to give or take inner satisfaction.
Cull the fables
Here it is, the butter slab
on the table
pepper spots on the floor
Copyright © 2014 by Allison Grayhurst
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