William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Together, Alone

Beautiful, singing words —
somehow you end up
stacked like
bricks.

“Poet’s Lament”
Songs and Letters, October 13, 2008

 
Together, Alone

As deep as a worm, as radical as a plow.
May it serve as a proverb for now.

A church and its graveyard, at the convergence of roads.
A cart ’neath an oak, in the hollow of a palm.

A poet with a shovel, near the end of his poem.
Together, forever, alone.

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