To Lie With Luck Again


To Lie With Luck Again


        To lie with luck again

in the vital centre

where faith is had

like water – necessary and

always there.

        To speak to the familiar morning

in my own tongue that I learned

from solitude and watching squirrels.

        To step on the back of a scorpion,

not feeling its tail writhe and crush.

        To hold a nickel in my hand

and let it be enough.

        To walk on tall grass and leave

my mark.

        To not be the fig tree holding back

my bloom, or look on others as poison to my tastebuds

or as a slingshot to the singing lark.

        To dance as a child, unaware

of the mirror, catching on fire

like a deer in powerful flight.



Copyright © 2000 by Allison Grayhurst



.First published in “Mechanical Medusa Poetry Forum” 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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