Because I know you and the glow
of your many lives’ rhythms
behind your big heart concealed, revealed
beautiful in its purity . . . because you are part
of my inner tribe – a specimen
of beauty and undefined rich sentiment –
I will never judge your secret vulnerability
or soil your openness with sarcasm,
but instead I will promise you comfort,
a beach of sunlight and solitude –
a mother’s love where God takes part.
In spite of the cold kennel
cruelty out there, you will get through –
as one strong in joy, as one wedded
to charm and the virtue of forgiveness, sleeping
Copyright © 2010 by Allison Grayhurst
Published in “Synchronized Chaos” July 2017
Published in “AWS Publishing” June 2017
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