Of Body And Spirit

Allison Grayhurst


Of Body and Spirit



I seek your mouth

of sensual burning,

its sponge-soft pressure

merging perfectly with mine.


I seek its subtle textures,

its waxing and waning, the way

it condenses my being into

its single substance, into

a movement of focused bloom.


I seek your hair, your blessed smell,

your hip bone rocking like

the whole of the sea over uncharted sands.


I seek your voice sweeping the air

with its rich unconscious moan.


I seek the taking of your hand,

the tension of our bodies balanced

in mutual, animal awakening.




Copyright © 1998 by Allison Grayhurst





First published in “Chicago Record Magazine” March 2017

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