If I Get There
If I was done with this canvas
and the pattern I formed upon it
could be tucked inside the space between
the filing cabinet and bookshelf . . .
If I could read the dialect of normal behavior
and place myself at the foot of its throne . . .
If the next step was the greatest step
that would extract me from this quagmire
and strip away the congealed substance around my bones . . .
then my head would be held in your hands,
cradled there like a new baby, helpless but secure –
my whole body supported by your one arm.
Love would be like food, and you would be
my devoted glory.
Copyright © 2010 by Allison Grayhurst
First published in “Synchronized Chaos” July 2017
Published in “AWS Publishing” July 2017
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