Tuesday 5 May 2020

2 Poems by Michael Keshigian


Peaceful undulation gently raps
the brownish-green barnacled pier
as the crystal blue pulse
of the extensive lake
abounds with life
below its pristine surface
fettered only by
a rustling breeze
that instigates ripples
to momentarily dance out of step
against the placid mirror
which reflects its tranquil message,
enrapturing my mind
to join in a serene
pas-de deux,
waltzing gracefully upon
the wavering crests
till the whispering breath ceases.


We awoke in light,
wriggling in the palm
of a muddy hand,
divided into portions
under a stone,
we were the life
that delighted the sun
as we edged toward an empty cave.
Heaven rinsed us with a sigh
and set afloat
the Earth in our veins.
Behind our eyes
loomed the ocean,
beneath our fingernails
vegetables slept,
between our toes
hovered the path of discovery,
a model universe floated
undiscovered in our brain.
The great plates trembled
and the chatter of teeth
shattered the ensuing silence,
glacial ice masses cracked
and the capillaries of vision
slid into a sea of fascination,
a body born
under sunlight, in sand,
saturated with rain,
blossomed skyward
to propagate the world.


Michael Keshigian’s thirteenth poetry collection, The Garden Of Summer was released April, 2019 by Flutter Press. He has been widely published in numerous national and international journals, recently including Red River Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Oyez Review, Bluepepper, Muddy River Review, Smoky Quartz and has appeared as feature writer in over twenty publications with 7 Pushcart Prize and 2 Best Of The Net nominations. (michaelkeshigian.com)

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