Crack the Exterior, Interior Resonance

Crack the

Exterior, Interior




Neither the net

or the withdrawal

will get you into its vice,

but the trick of broken dreams,

walking backwards, assuming

nothing new is possible

that will be your defeat, the pit

in the black olive that stuck in your throat,

swelled up your windpipe and laid you down.


Throw away the decadence of fear,

no matter how reasonable,

fuel yourself only on ethereal faith

even though you feel condemned,

can see no exit door or revival.


Choose God over understanding,

peace over rationality.

Smell the oil, expose the miracle rising to meet you,

pushing you on, defend its mastery and strength,

choose truth that triumphs over traditions,

penetrates every nook and cranny,

inverting, setting aright

visible appearances.




Copyright © 2023 by Allison Grayhurst

“The poems included in Allison Grayhurst’s poetry collection Running, lightwave riding reveal an impressive artistic perfection and creative energy. The poems are full of lyrical force and show freshness of style. No doubt, this is a significant work. The poems have great power of observation and originality of imagination,” Dr. Karunesh Kumar Agarwal publisher



First published in “Vatsalaradwritingworld Magazine” May 2023



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