Where Love Draws The Line
Dark swamp surrounding
extremities, the core.
Mass of gangrene hue,
dripping through each hairstrand
I felt Death talking to me.
It said to relax
into its nullifying void, to break
apart and relinquish my authority.
Then God held out a hand and said
to hold that hand and heal my
hopelessness with faith.
God said to choose this hardship
or choose Death.
God said I will not give you a solution,
only this choice.
God said – I draw this in your reality.
I offer you no escape, I offer
only the rest of spiritual acceptance.
and Death lost its final say.
Copyright © 2006 by Allison Grayhurst
Published in “The Syzygy Poetry Journal, Volume 1, Number 2, The Red Supermoon Issue” October 2015
Published in “Eye on Life Magazine” November 2015
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