Sunday, March 28, 2010

An Imagined End to War

After a brief engagement
they fell in love

burned their uniforms
sang until dawn

let their guns
rust rust rust rust rust

(first publication)

“An Imagined End to War” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

In the Forum: establishing a middle dog.


Conrad DiDiodato said...


if we can imagine it, the war's as good as over.

William Michaelian said...

Conrad, thanks.

May your words
in this white field

become flowers
in the wide world.

Nazia Mallick said...


What a beautiful dream. To make love and not war.

'All in the world is milled away-
And love alone remains.'

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Nazia. Maybe we should collect all of our imagined ends and forge them into one grand beginning.

Nazia Mallick said...

That would be some beginning!!

You know where to find me, whenever you decide to begin your beginning of the imagined ends!

RUDHI - Chance said...

Wish that for beautiful Afghanistan!!!

William Michaelian said...

Nazia, that I do. The same goes for you.

Rudhi, yes. And remember: when looking at the earth from space, one sees no fences or borders.