William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

The Fool on the Hill

Dry pavement. Thirty-four degrees. Stars, clouds, fog.

I was passed by a young runner this morning whose footsteps were so loud they started a dog barking. He was on the sidewalk, I was in the middle of the road.

Someday, if the young runner is lucky, he will be an old runner. If he’s even luckier, he’ll be a running elder, prized for his wisdom in all the villages around.

I’m already lucky: I’m a running fool.

He left me behind on the hill.


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  1. I really like fools. I guess they have gained my eternal sympathy. 🙂

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