Letting Go


Letting Go


I throw up my hands

and feel the diving snow reaching me

from its place beyond the sky.

I make phone calls beside the bones

of a crumbled friendship

and say this is me and a good season

to open doors beneath my scared skin.

It is time to forgive the hardness of others

and my own turned-up defense,

time to re-walk the corridors and let

my disappointments be covered

and stored.



Copyright © 2002 by Allison Grayhurst




Published in “The Octopus Review, Volume 2” October 2017



First published in “Lunar Lit Poetry Page” November 2015

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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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