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A World Away

A World Away

 

A World Away

          Your nights were cradled

in the boiling anguish

of knowing nothing, not

of your purpose and not

of the tide that brought

you from behind.

 

          Your summers were jaded

by the men who beheld you

as one ripened, but luckily

robbed of suffering, and by the women

who left you, unable to withstand

your scissored breast, and spirit of

stubborn morbidity.

 

 

          Take the gospel of your blessing

          and of your balancing.

 

          Take today what restores

          yesterday’s hollow ache and cursing.

 

          Take these days in your hands and feast

          until every sour doubt dies and

 

          you mourn their passing

          no more.

 

Allison Grayhurst

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A World Away

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 .

          Your nights were cradled

in the boiling anguish

of knowing nothing, not

of your purpose and not

of the tide that brought

you from behind.

 

          Your summers were jaded

by the men who beheld you

as one ripened, but luckily

robbed of suffering, and by the women

who left you, unable to withstand

your scissored breast, and spirit of

stubborn morbidity.

 

 

          Take the gospel of your blessing

          and of your balancing.

 

          Take today what restores

          yesterday’s hollow ache and cursing.

 

          Take these days in your hands and feast

          until every sour doubt dies and

 

          you mourn their passing

          no more.

 .

 .

Copyright © 1997 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “Ygdrasil – A Journal of the Poetic Arts, VOL XXV, Issue 4, Number 288” April 2017

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