This Time Over

Allison Grayhurst


This Time Over


The windows will close no more.

Rolled over, facing the last whisper

of divorce and desperation.

Because of forgiveness and the out-stretched

anchor offered in my days, every day,

I have been set free

like a piece of driftwood dislodged

from the river’s bank, in motion.



Copyright © 2004 by Allison Grayhurst





First published in “In Between Hangovers”, April 2017 



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“Allison Grayhurst intertwines a potent spirituality throughout her work so that each poem is not simply a statement or observation, but a revelation that demands the reader’s personal involvement. Grayhurst’s poetic genius is profound and evident. Her voice is uniquely authentic, undeniable in its dignified vulnerability as it is in its significance,” Kyp Harness, singer/songwriter, author.

“Allison Grayhurst’s poems are like cathedrals witnessing and articulating in unflinching…

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