William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings


In Recently Banned Literature, there was a department I called Definitions. Written about a year and a half apart yet clearly related, “Life, A Funny” and “Hurry” are two brief entries from that odd between-the-ears dictionary I fall back on to make up for Webster’s occasional gaps and misunderstandings, while revealing my own.

Life, A Funny

Life? A funny kind of bark, on a funny kind of tree,
and a funny kind of knife, that whittles me.

Recently Banned Literature, July 13, 2016



Hurry is the assumption that the moment is beneath you,
and that you will still be here when it ends.

Recently Banned Literature, December 3, 2014

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