William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

The Greeting

To accept the differences in children, loved ones, strangers, and friends, is one thing; to give thanks for them is another. Do both. And include, then forget, yourself.

The moon is on the wane; and, once again, no one has the heart to tell her.

A furry black bee is reveling in the blue flowers of the Agapanthus. Agapanthus: love, flower.

July 29, 2019

 
The Greeting

Now the greeting is this,
that each in our eyes beholds
other bright fragments
of ourselves come
to love —

street angels turn butterflies,
grow wilderness-wise,
shine by elemental
strength —

one dream, one language,
one common root —

enough to make a moon rise,
and that is the truth.

Recently Banned Literature, September 10, 2014

Categories: New Poems & Pieces, Recently Banned Literature

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