The Vision by Allison Grayhurst

Everglade, a line on the wall.
The vision flares up and then it sticks –
for mercy and grace surround it as it feeds
then leaves it to chart its own road.
A baby’s belly. Dried food on a shirt.
The vision knows its worth, but is chewed
to crumbs by survival’s demands and by faith
that falls when it is called to risk everything.
The vision is fuelled by love as people hurry by
with hopes of security
which mean nothing at death.
I am out of the whale, into the ocean.
The fly in the corner never had its say.
The vision is God in my bloodstream.
It takes the last morsel with promises
of returning the soul completed,
blanketed in much more than antiseptic hearsay
and convention.

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 900 poems published in over 390 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;

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