September 25, 2014

Diminution by Michael Keshigian

On a tree
by a narrow street
upon a bending bough
I perch in a dream
over people in a field
hovering about 
an empty hole
obstructed by a box
with contents
of what use to be me.
Some are sobbing,
most are somber
and few hide
a reluctant obligatory glint.
All see the hyphen 
between random dates
engraved upon granite,
transform my toil
to a trophy abbreviation 
for living.

Michael Keshigian’s ninth poetry book, Dark Edges was recently released this September, 2014 by Flutter Press.  He has been widely published in numerous national and international journals and appeared as feature writer in over a dozen publications with 5 Pushcart Prize and 2 Best Of The Net nominations. (

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