Have Faith In The Fall
lets loose the havoc
of untamed emotions.
Your young smile,
your eyes watch
every novelty with untainted desire.
with your warm-womb remembrances, remembering
each day spent trusting, beyond innocence
and encroaching adulthood.
You fear a climbing intent,
the discovery of
a shared room cold with hate.
the boiling light
with no hand to hold.
You, and those years
cutting like an eclipse
the wild purity of your extreme heart.
You, and loving you
as you walk today, in the clutches
of this harrowing lesson.
Copyright © 1997 by Allison Grayhurst
First published in “The Peregrine Muse” December 2015
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