the joy of a matured
and multiplying love.
Seeing the seasons dissolve what was
but never the one thing
that keeps us close.
I lean on you like you do me through
the thick seductive world.
I savour your primitive spark,
your tongue that breeds an original
We are strong, born
of animal colour and spiritual desire.
And warm like blood
is the shade that stretches true
between us . . .
Copyright © 1997 by Allison Grayhurst
Published in “Bewildering Stories, Issue 718” June 2017
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