Two bodies of water converge, merge

coalesce – incorporation.


Lines of symmetry formed,

synchronicity mastered.


Laws owed only to

controlled experimentation – devoid

of succulent flow, surprise,

tied to the many life-draining

ramifications of technique.


The nodes of mystery cannot be uncovered,

only the outline revealed, after that,

the root mantra gets conveyed.


Like futile attempts at flossing between

two great mountains bonded

by unrest and solid slates –

century-slow-permanent addition.



Copyright © 2014 by Allison Grayhurst

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Published in “Calliope. Volume 2, Issue 10” October 2015

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Published in “Quail Bell Magazine” November 2015

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Published in “Viral Cat” Fall 2015

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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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