But if I Look

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But if I Look

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If I keep thinking

how my hopes can flourish

in these seemingly luckless years,

soon I will be mad

with fear and futility.

 

     But if I look at the branches of trees

stretching upward, individual as any

ancient god, and look and feel

their surety, complexity and peace . . .

     If I strive to learn one thing from their

underappreciated presence, then awakened

I would be like a mustard seed

touched by sunlight.

 

© 1992 by Allison Grayhurst

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Published in “Academy of the Heart and Mind” October 2018

https://academyoftheheartandmind.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/poems-by-allison-grayhurst/

 

 

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