removed with grand intervention,
their ricochet aspirations
receded past sight
and anticipated applause.
Avoiding their influence like
I avoid a bruised apple, rancid
undergrowth and go-to comforts.
It doesn’t work
to alleviate the raw intensity pangs
or to revamp those dreams into something
viable, buckled-up and worthy.
I release my indulges of hope,
release a future deserving of a satisfied death
with seldom the anguish of regrets and senselessness.
I let this excellent illusion end, concede,
just breathe for the sake of it, just
wake up and do what I do, corrected,
my poverty exposed.
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 Cyberwit.net
First published in “Vatsalaradwritingworld Magazine” May 2023
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