Declaration

Declaration

 

 

The declaration came,

ground-breaking, significant

to every aspect of my nature.

At stake is the stability

of my core symbolism, the root

and the fruit combined.

 

What matters is this day

to walk the wooden floors,

replenish my joy

in the simple things of duty and care,

opening to the embrace

of alternate thought patterns,

pursuing the paradox,

digging out its centre for a braver scenario

to catch and be malleable with, kneading

and knowing the vision will form,

overtake and dissolve superfluous

dreams and attachments until it

pulses like an embryo

forming, being formed

readying for

exposure.

 

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Copyright © 2022 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “Ink Pantry” June 2022

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Fish

Fish

 

 

       I saw a fish in sleep

beneath a curly wave

dreaming in a prophet-trance,

its lips and fins relaxed, no resistance

against the water’s sway.

       Some say the fish was dead,

but I could see its eyes enflamed,

traveling deep in a vision unnamed into

crevices of underwater caves, finding

peace in a pitch-black reverie.

       I cupped that fish inside my hand

and still it did not move, continuing its

placid ephemeral journey,

now journeying into the sky,

able to breathe, transitioning

into flight and becoming intimate

with the sun’s heat like never before.

       That fish was so far gone

into a state of transcendence as

I released it back into its salty wet home,

kissing it forehead first.

       I felt it absorb my love

under its scales, floating away from me,

silver and white.

       Tranquil, in steady rapture,

I watched it vanish as it rolled

across and under the oceans’ blanket,

as though it never was.

 

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Copyright © 2022 by Allison Grayhurst

amazon.com/author/allisongrayhurst

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First published in “Ink Pantry” June 2022

https://www.inkpantry.com/poetry-drawer-egg-darkness-resilience-declaration-fish-chain-child-by-allison-grayhurst/

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