We Walk Again
We walk again, becoming
the watery breath of lovers
touched by the same vision.
We feed our skins again
on the shifting flame
that burns all natural affliction.
We kiss again on home ground,
and do the things of togetherness,
full of letters and sighs and the bones
of our ancestry.
We stand under the umbrella,
nearing the darkness but staying alive.
We release all secrets
drenched in the soft light
of a fluid and tender joy.
Copyright © 2000 by Allison Grayhurst
Published in “Scarlet Leaf Review” June 2017
Published in “Eskimo Pie” May 2017
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