Through the blinds
my body goes soaring
touching the hawk and
It dips through the misty air
holding hands with the winter.
It opens its mouth to taste the wind
and sees a balloon float by.
Then it lands in dunes of sand
covered in unmarred snow.
A wren’s small footprints lead it down the
slope into the underbrush where a
hound dog has curled into a sleeping ball.
It tiptoes past to the side road where
two children are singing their ABCs
and making angels in the snow.
When back in flight, it rides the twilight’s rays
into this room and leans
to sip a drink of cold coffee, tasting
like liquorice candy.
© Allison Grayhurst
Excerpt from the book “Trial And Witness – Selected Poems”
Now Available on Amazon.com
About the Author
Allison Grayhurst is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. Three of her poems have been nominated for Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” 2015, and she has over 850 poems published in more than 375 international journals and anthologies. Her book Somewhere Falling was published by Beach Holme Publishers in 1995. Since then she has published twelve other books of poetry and six collections with Edge Unlimited Publishing. Prior to the publication of Somewhere Falling she had a poetry book published, Common Dream, and four chapbooks published by The Plowman. Her poetry chapbook The River is Blind was published by Ottawa publisher above/ground press in December 2012. In 2014 her chapbook Surrogate Dharma was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press, Barometric Pressures Author Series. In 2015, her chapbook No Raft – No Ocean was published by Scars Publications. More recently, her chapbook Make the Wind was published in April 2016 by Scars Publications. She also has a chapbook Currents pending publication in 2016 with Pink.Girl.Ink. Press. She is a vegan for the animals. She lives in Toronto with her family. She also sculpts, working with clay.