Cut into the light,
divide it like the months
spent underground where
secrets and conspiracies flourish.
Snap up the fruit before the roots
are culled, and drink the water
after a long walk, take in
and sense the true blessing all around you,
the blessing of soulmate love, of the vision
you sought, realized. This is your offering,
your recording. Weave your joy
through the stark-heart of survival
and watch it
Copyright © 2006 by Allison Grayhurst
Published in “Tangerine Heart Poetry Zine” November 2015
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