William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Kiss Upon Kiss

To the angry and ignorant, even love is a conspiracy.
And if indeed it is so, I say, let us all perish by it!

“Mysterious Ways”
Recently Banned Literature, February 21, 2017

Kiss Upon Kiss

Embracing one another, we forgot to hate,
and forgot to vote, and were so grateful for the moment,
that seeing us that way, our children gathered
around, and somehow this set us all
to weeping, so happy we were,
and so wisely innocent
were they.

I remember too how the dusk and the moon
and the dogs and the birds and the sweet evening air
called out the stars, a grand conspiracy of love,
thousands and thousands of us there were,
millions, rainbows and rivers
and fragrant

Tell me, I said, where have we been,
and how did we ever believe what we did?
but almost before the words had passed my lips,
they were silenced with kiss upon kiss upon kiss,
and then I knew I was among angels, that I
was an angel myself, and that we, all,
were meant, for this.

Recently Banned Literature, February 1, 2016

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