From the days
Walking and turning
from the days of cous cous
to days of anything can happen.
Once sealed in summer – the four of us
on this ride, flourishing under a brutal sun.
With September flushing in, hurling our
backdrop out of site, I wish for
the world to be a fountain of easy flow
and the hard mast made of stone to lie
flat and serve to stabilize our stance.
I know these things are like necessary money
that we have so little of – but grace
is our bread and we face the drumbeat
whole – holding one another as doors opening, closing
lose their meaning.
Copyright © 2010 by Allison Grayhurst
First published in “Hello Poetry” April 2017
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