It May Be Coming
to keep of a changed afternoon
like grafted skin to a festering wound,
like a painful memory
that will not weaken with time but has learned
to dig and find the blessing within.
Looking out – there are possibilities.
There are strange fabrics in my drawers
and candy wrappers on the floors.
I only hear the quiet pulse of infant hope.
I only feel like turning my head.
Copyright © 2006 by Allison Grayhurst
Published in “Dog Is Wearing Pants Literary Page” November 2015
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