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He Must

He Must by Allison Grayhurst

Bleak and thirsty, the child leaves the church steps

away from his mother. Older now, like a fledgling

facing a cat, he must learn when to take flight.

He must learn of such things as predatory eyes,

as the impersonal hardness of fangs and of heartbeats

that fade into nothingness, into the wind.

He must walk to the corner, stay in the schoolyard by himself,

speak his tongue to the stupid and the mean.

He must stay pure in his burning for heavenly muses,

not become hard in order to hurt the soulless souls

or to defend from the blunt weight of giggling cruelty. He must

take to the woods for awhile, alone with the elder trees,

block out the abuse in the lunch room –

seeking his kindred confidant

(for now)

in the unnameable stars.

Allison Grayhurst

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He Must

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Bleak and thirsty, the child leaves the church steps

away from his mother. Older now, like a fledgling

facing a cat, he must learn when to take flight.

He must learn of such things as predatory eyes,

as the impersonal hardness of fangs and of heartbeats

that fade into nothingness, into the wind.

He must walk to the corner, stay in the schoolyard by himself,

speak his tongue to the stupid and the mean.

He must stay pure in his burning for heavenly muses,

not become hard in order to hurt the soulless souls

or to defend from the blunt weight of giggling cruelty. He must

take to the woods for awhile, alone with the elder trees,

block out the abuse in the lunch room –

seeking his kindred confidant

(for now)

in the unnameable stars.

.

.

Copyright © 2010 by Allison Grayhurst

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