William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Oaks Remember Poppies

A friendly neighbor out walking is glad to see us. After exchanging greetings, he reaches out as we pass, and almost touches my shoulder. Someday we might even know each other’s names, and then forget them when we’re older. And someday when it’s warmer, we will be colder.

Oaks Remember Poppies

Sunflower sprouting in a paw-print.
A pot on the step by the door.
Oaks remember poppies.
We forget war.

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