Devotion

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Devotion

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What links

and where?

 

Was I always flushing with need

there are your feet

with a terrible tenderness

or tenderness unborn?

 

I have watched you walk

certain you will never run,

mystified by your suffering.

Was there ever a miracle great enough to touch you?

 

The world is madness, unsafe,

and you are captive to that tragedy

trying for an impossible life

 

I have imagined brighter days

I have imagined to be eternally in love

enslaved by nothing

delivered from everything

 

I have imagined a life unabstract.

 

More than flesh,

but never more.

 

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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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