William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Early-Morning Streetlight

James Baldwin: Collected Essays, in the fifteenth printing of the Library of America edition — a gift for Christmas from “The Kids.”

At one-thirty in the morning, the sound of a raccoon climbing the fence near our bedroom window.

Into the kitchen for a sip of water, the cold floor a comfort to my warm bare feet.

Streetlights and a dusting of snow.

December 26, 2021


Early-Morning Streetlight

For every love, every grief, every pain,
an early-morning streetlight — but there is,
I am certain, one star to explain.

Recently Banned Literature, December 29, 2014


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