Poetry

The Tension and Terror of Being by Allison Grayhurst

                     I see no brave and better

day than what we own.

                     I see no more precious challenge

than that which is given us —

to chose decisively between

goodness and malice, to long

for God and long criminals from

their slumber.


The heaviest pity, the most sheepish betrayal,

the refuge of ugly ambition, all murder done by pride

is but a shaky father preparing for the grave.

And to glimpse the light that offends the forsaken,

who would avert evil for a grain

of this glad devotion?

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