The Peace of Angels
I will release to receive
the peace of angels.
I will count the changes
as realizations, tip over
the radicalized, and be singular
in my transcendence.
Purpose is a translation. Within
are experiences discarded
or validated by memories.
Floating or being summoned
are counterweights, dangerous to stand
but in the middle.
Loss is a hot vapour – burns as it first rises
and then, no more.
Love is everything – fills a moment
with the breath of eternity.
I will find the colour that draws me
the closest and I will choose it.
I will release the rest, know this surrender
as an exhale, a baptism to witness
that splits the sky.
Copyright © 2021 by Allison Grayhurst
Published in “Dumpster Fire Press and Voices from the Fire Anthology” April 2021
Published in “ILA Magazine, Issue 3” May 2021 and “ILA Magazine Feature Poet” September 2021
Published in “Chicago Record Magazine” March 2021
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