William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

A Little Less Certainty

The grapes are in bloom. And everything else a child knows, but cannot tell.

June 13, 2019

A Little Less Certainty

My philosophy? a little less certainty —
yes, like a kiss that might never be, so sweet to savor,
you see, once in the way and the sway of it,
the light and the day and the play of it.

Even alone, had you and I known
the notes of this song all along,

I would look back with a little less certainty,
and a lot more love.

There is an old saying,

For she so made the world, that she gave
her most uncertain one, not for life everlasting,
or for many, or few, or some,

But for the wonder of everyone.

Recently Banned Literature, February 17, 2017

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