William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Saving Grace

Almost all of my writing is done very early in the morning. “Saving Grace” is no exception. And yet I remember, or think I remember, that upon its completion, I felt an entire day had passed, and that the day was a lifetime. Such is memory. Such is rain. Such is writing. Sometimes you must leave almost everything out, to keep anything in.

Saving Grace

Today it’s the rain,
and the way it finishes
every sentence.

Poems, Slightly Used, January 2, 2009


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