If blessed


If blessed



Blank, solid, dependable

on the surface, without a flaw.

But after the end result, when the day

has paid its dues, chaos fractures

the spine, enters brightly and

consumes. Blessed once to receive.

Blessed twice to give, and in this way,

made whole.


If blessed then honour the doing,

daily training the dread to feed in its cage,

remain content in its bonds, content and never

over-thriving. Take the hand

of infant peace and gently caress its fingers,

know it is fragile and demands

great care and attention,

know you are blessed, and be diligent

in your offerings and your praise.


Copyright © 2017 by Allison Grayhurst




Published in “Episteme, Volume 5, Issue 3” December 2016


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