Shaun McGurgan

Rookie (Melbourne Australia / 18/10/68)

Allowing Joy - Poem by Shaun McGurgan

The spiritless metronome
laid its heavy syllables
on the contours of my life

Frost veined and muddy on fertile loam
To pause after a long struggle
gulping for fly blown air

Instead I lie in trembling grass
And allow the sunshine to scythe bitterness
and unsheathe joy

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 26, 2013

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