William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Memory

Caught in a thunderstorm

running home
from the vineyard
with their hoes

crowned
by chickweed
where metal meets wood

the two held fast
by a nail

sealed
with blood

 
Memory

If memory is a bridge, what does it cross, how long is its span, and how high above?

If it is a graveyard, whose bones does it contain?

If it is a church, who is nailed to the cross?

If it is the final refuge, how does it come to be lost?

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