A Change To Cherish
The days are changing
and so is the reliable reflection
I looked upon under scrutiny.
Gone is the waste bin of logical stress
and the appetite that never found its proper food.
Here is the chair I kneel upon,
looking beyond. Like all great things coming, change is
a handful of sand that must be chewed, ingested
and joined to the bloodstream.
The old disappears – a dew drop evaporating
in the hot rising noon.
Copyright © 2006 by Allison Grayhurst
First published in “The Buddhist Poetry Review”, 2011
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