Cost

Cost

 

 

When you bleed

do you bleed in the summer,

early morning, on wet grass?

Or just because the door is open,

do you close it and walk up a steep hill?

 

When you are walled in, is it prejudice

or wisdom, packing you tight, with no

left-over spaces to stretch?

 

Each day comes like a sword, living is charged

with complexities that must be cut through –

amputated calcifications to reach the fleshy core.

 

I thought we could sail straight through the waters

but you, lover of chaos, called in the mad waves

and rode them gleefully to any shore.

I can only catch up,

follow and accept your choices.

I can only ask myself –

what fresh boundary must I break through?

What deep-set morality must I re-think?

 

For love, for you,

to keep us true, connected.

 

 

 

Copyright © 2020 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “Raven Cage Zine” August 2020

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oDO3JF0w_ADaDcGM92uEvfSgLWZR-RqM/view

https://ravencagezine.wordpress.com/2020/08/29/issue-48/

RavenCageZine48- August 2020

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