Saturn on my back

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Saturn on my back

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The fear I fear may never be removed.

Trading bottles and cans stolen from the garbage heap, solid

in my purpose, but with no fulfillment, longing for a faith

stronger than my dread: For if God exists, God exists

everywhere – for all things singing

and not singing, for every soul striving

to meet tender perfection.

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Copyright © 2010 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “Mechanical Medusa Poetry Forum” November 2015

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http://mechanicalmedusa.blogspot.ca/2015/11/saturn-on-my-back-poem-by-allison.html

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“Allison Grayhurst intertwines a potent spirituality throughout her work so that each poem is not simply a statement or observation, but a revelation that demands the reader’s personal involvement. Grayhurst’s poetic genius is profound and evident. Her voice is uniquely authentic, undeniable in its dignified vulnerability as it is in its significance,” Kyp Harness, singer/songwriter, author.

“Allison Grayhurst’s poems are like cathedrals witnessing and articulating in unflinching graphic detail the gritty angst and grief of life, while taking it to rare clarity, calm and comfort. Grayhurst’s work is haunting, majestic and cleansing, often leaving one breathless in the wake of its intelligence, hope, faith and love amidst the muck of life. Many of Allison Grayhurst’s poems are simply masterpieces. Grayhurst’s poetry is a lighthouse of intelligent honour… indeed, intelligence rips through her work like white water,” Taylor Jane Green, Registered Spiritual Psychotherapist and author.

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