A Place For You
It’s nice to have a place for you
among our tattered wares.
It’s good to hold onto what little light
breaks in unawares.
One time I was traveling through
nameless streets and unclaimed yards
aching with solitude. But that was when
life was spent on temporary truths.
The weather is good, whichever way I turn.
My mind is sure of only love and love only
brings on this weight.
Doubts move like maggots after the final blow.
Although doubts feed on a solid faith, they also cause
such a faith to grow.
It’s nice to be here half asleep watching
the grey outside.
One day soon our eyes will meet
and I will recognize your face
like a perfect lullaby.
Copyright © 2004 by Allison Grayhurst
First published in “Greensilk Journal” Fall 2014
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