William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Days of Future Passed

This picture was taken by a late writer-friend, Tim Hinshaw, to accompany my first published story, “Naneh’s Melon Thieves,” which appeared twenty-one years ago in Ararat Quarterly. The print was given to me in 2010 by Tim’s son after his father’s memorial service. The scene is Liberty Street, in downtown Salem. I’m looking west. Some thugs had just stepped off a city bus. Present and accounted for, I was ready for anything, except the future and the past.

William Michaelian — Photo by Tim Hinshaw, 1997

William Michaelian — Photo by Tim Hinshaw, 1997

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