William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

As Any Thing That Is

I’ve lived in Oregon for more than half of my sixty-two years, yet rare is the day I don’t think about the place of my birth. And there are numerous dreams. Back in 2014, this one became a poem. And yes, there really were nights like this.


As Any Thing That Is

Another night in the old hometown.

The streets we used to roam.

The lights are out.

There are stars in your hair.

You comb them to the ground.

I want to name them all.

I have no tongue.

I have no hands.

I have only to begin.

The stars are in my mouth.

They are as any one or any where or any thing that is.

Recently Banned Literature, March 27, 2014

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