Almost to the Other Side


Almost to the Other Side

In midair like a cold relentless

dream, the minnows find me

and tell me tales of insignificance.

In my blood there drifts a fool’s

coin and fantastical wagers.

Because I am this person with

that hard year gone and this new

good gift to come, sometimes

it’s as if I’m on stilts that with one small

trip, my whole body will come crashing down.

Sometimes I watch the cats and know

I have been made for this place, know

the colour of my sky and the heavy toll

of self-deception.



Copyright © 2000 by Allison Grayhurst



Published in “The Stray Branch Fall/Winter 2016” October 2016

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