Into the Fire

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Into the Fire

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My egg

sticks to my womb

wanting something

like a thunderbolt

 

My love

makes havoc in my breast

like a sinister struggle.

I am expecting him

his lost satisfaction

stretched out to annihilate my own

 

I am expecting him like

a flickering tongue, a goodnight kiss

in the twisted cry of his need,

folding up inside of me

expecting

a terrible after effect

 

My love hovers in a madman’s purgatory,

where eternity gets stuck in a single moment,

no claimed victory, no wingspread

to express his freedom

 

I continue in silence

expecting him…

 

I will never sleep again.

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Copyright © 1989 by Allison Grayhurst

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Before the Dawn was published  in 1989 by The Plowman, written by Allison Grayhurst under the pseudonym of Jocelyn Kain.

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Published in “Medusa’s Kitchen” May 2018

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.ca/2018/05/a-great-wind-came-rushing.html

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First published in “The Plowman: A Journal of International Poetry” 1989

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