I felt the day fail you

Allison Grayhurst


I felt the day fail you


then wrap you up like a spider would.

I felt your soul collapse

before it lifted.

The difficult swallow, the backing away

changed direction.


At the end,

you were at peace.

At the end, the images joined their shades,

and you held the innocence

you’ve always held so well, needing my love

accepting my love, and, releasing.

Releasing from the pain

and from the process

of ending.

Releasing into

the all-caring-arms

of our mutual God.



Copyright © 2008 by Allison Grayhurst




First published in “Medusa’s Kitchen”, July 2017




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