The Stone-Frame by Author Allison Grayhurst

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The stone-frame sings

my threshold, sings my

heart’s futility. It is

so hard a cage it makes

my knuckles crack, it breaks

my bones from too much leaping.

The stone-frame wishes to be my womb, but

could never be a comforting hovel,

or resting ground away from

world-wind and flame.

The stone-frame maims my voice

from protesting, strikes a match

to my endurance and holds me in

its damp, dusty dorm.

The stone-frame lets me dream of miles

away from its door, but never lets more

than my imagination go wandering.

The stone-frame is my perception trapped

in faithless monotony, is my coward smile

that fears the chaos outside

its grey, unchanging walls.

© Allison Grayhurst

BookCoverImage Allison Grayhurst

Excerpt from the book “Trial And Witness – Selected Poems”

Allison Grayhurst

About the Author

 Allison Grayhurst is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. Three of her poems have been nominated for Sundress Publications…

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