Jesus Holds

Jesus Holds



Nudging, pushing,

foot-tripping to

kindle a dream that

runs publicized on every

channel, uttering its happy fortune,

lined up with divine commands.


The abyss is an arrow shot right through,

splitting what doesn’t belong away from

the thriving harvest. If you try to

cross it, you will fall into it,

for the health of the harvest cannot be soiled

with past inclusions.


Promises made are finding

fruition, and greed and bitterness

have diffused into a calm surrender

to the unknown.


This friendship lasts forever,

it does not let go

in the wake of an attaching darkness.

It banishes anger, exposes

scars covering the face

and under layered clothes.


This friendship demands no other

connection as strong as its own,

peels away the scaly scabs inside the ears,

adds up all dividends, then pays out without

scratching or lashing

the spinning inner sacred core.




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 “As Surely As The Sun Literary Magazine” June 2023

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