The evening falls
I crawl on my belly through sewers
old passions, fatal hopes
into my mind
Your smile is like a sickness
I can’t shake off
a beating obsession
infesting my pores
The last hour
the last kiss
fastened to my existence.
Copyright © 1989 by Allison Grayhurst
Joshua’s Shoulder was published in 1989 by The Plowman, written by Allison Grayhurst under the pseudonym of Jocelyn Kain.
Published in “The Peregrine Muse” April 2018
First published in “The Plowman: A Journal of International Poetry” 1989
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