Poetry: Found by Allison Grayhurst

While in a century surrendered to
a howling vision that bridged
the Earth to God,
while in the chaos of the self-assured
and beautiful, with obstacles of half-felt focus
and rough charm
dropping like heavy hail along my path,
I found you. I found a mind
that could not join the perpetual
and charred motions of loveless togetherness.
I found someone who held to truth like a child,
thick with depth and a rare sort of intensity.
Someone who hasn’t the wherewithal to deceive,
who is freed by his belief in lasting, evergrowing love,
who faced the terror and turned
to serve the implausible, only possible mercy.
I no longer cry from loneliness. The light is in
his body and all around is the labyrinth of his mystery.
My eleven-year lover who still haunts me
with his impassioned creative touch, who loves me like I am,
mostly bare and broken, though sometimes
high with gratitude, glittering,
at peace.
Allison Grayhurst

Allison Grayhurst is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. Three times nominated for Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” 2015, she has over 1050 poems published in over 425 international journals. She has twelve published books of poetry, seven collections, nine chapbooks, and a chapbook pending publication. She lives in Toronto with her family. She is a vegan. She also sculpts, working with clay; www.allisongrayhurst.com.