William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

When Water Falls On a Stone

Yesterday morning I distributed more than six gallons of water using my favorite one-quart child’s watering can, visiting each plant in the garden with a miniature rain shower, sans vocalizations. I might have thundered, but the can does not make that kind of rain. Its gentle blue drops are more like single notes plucked ever so lightly on a banjo — lightly, as in, composed of light as much as water — and composed, as by celestial heart and hand.

May 7, 2019

When Water Falls On a Stone

When water falls
on a stone,

it makes a hole
in the stone,

and the stone
it makes a hole in says,

thank you,

and when the hole
is full,

the water

Recently Banned Literature, August 12, 2016

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