Once and Forever

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Once and Forever

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            Love pulls the ghost into being,

 

the burnt-heart into the shade

 

and comforts and forgives and bears

 

all wounds with blinding devotion

 

to transform.

 

            Love is the ledge

 

where the starling sits, praising

 

the twilight’s fall.

 

            Love is the enemy unmasked

 

of its endless destruction, the topless

 

flowers that sound no blame into

 

the wind.

           

            Love has no ruin, but hails and

 

hails to every heart,

 

delivering.

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© 1992 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “Raven Cage, Issue 26” September 2018

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hdv93t42aRcr5RMMyKCysJ3Fi08KwDgX/view

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