A King

A King



Bold blood brilliance,

the tactics, the uencroachable confidence

of his glacial brutality, clemency,

making victory out of nowhere.

Odds always against him, titling one way

to be seen and the opposite way to be heard.

Swelling with passion, with genius strategies

unthought of, fertilizing the crescendo of

music chanting his praise and undeniable



Introduce me, let me smell

his intake-outtake of electricity,

the absolute procurement of all his needs

through risk and never doubting his good fortune.

Let me see into his eyes

devouring like a blackhole stillness, a force

immune to resistance.

Let me witness his charm,

the slavish devotion he demands and receives



At once crowned,

(still frenziedly restless at the centre)

then blindsided by an unexpected,

equally violent, legendary and grand





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 “Raven Cage Zine Issue 79” April 2023


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Published in “Winamop” May 2023




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