William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Light Cannot Pass

Power is restored — electricity has blown out the neighbor’s sweet wax candles.

February 22, 2021

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Light Cannot Pass

Light cannot pass
between two hands
clasped in prayer

but it does wash
over them

and it runs
down the arms

and it drips
from the elbows

and it melts
like wax on the floor.

Songs and Letters, May 18, 2008

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