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 Cyberwit.net
First published in “As Surely As The Sun Literary Magazine” June 2023
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