William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

All of This

Two years — since then, who knows how many times I’ve seen her grown children looking for worms in the wet grass after a rain.

“Is that the man? Do you remember what Mama said?”

“Yes. She said, You don’t have to be afraid of him.”

All of This

the nights are growing longer

and the robin watching from her nest

in the fig tree



in a breath of tender whirring baby sound

or is it a cricket in my breast

and all of this is done without hands

all of this and every sense

less and less and less

to rest

until light calls

Recently Banned Literature, July 12, 2017

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