I’ve seen the destruction
of visions, the penetration
of a good cause, seen souls
anesthetized by sadness.
The only constant is endurance,
is the thing that jumps out from
the void then reverses back
into its indifferent swallow.
One change, then the moment
slips into a new glimpse of understanding.
One small desire fulfilled and all pain
Copyright © 1995 by Allison Grayhurst
First published in “Synchronized Chaos” August 2017
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