that sails the final way,
dreams the book open, gives
and gets its power from the place
of no middle ground.
One light that knows that the grey space
sandwiched between life and death
between faith and Godlessness
is not, can not, has never been
One light that is light
like water is water
and nothing more.
One light that redefines the passageway
of the body’s nerves,
that is the way of keeping whole,
the only necessary blessing.
One light infiltrating the nail grooves,
that answers only that which is not
intuitive-denying action, dismantles
the rules of the world while offering
so much more.
Copyright © 2006 by Allison Grayhurst
Published in “Indie Poets Indeed” November 2015
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