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Michael Keshigian



The evening’s light snow

blankets the landscape

which resembles a fresh page.

The sun slowly melts

the steel gray clouds,

traffic gradually builds

upon the newly plowed streets,

and under the giant oak

some squirrels are busy writing

the latest plots to their stories.

A red one circles about the trunk

constructing an editorial,

the two gray ones

chat and run,

obviously in the middle of a play.

Mice, scurrying to and fro,

work on a survival manual

as a cat stalking,

composes a spy novel.

All so eager this new morning,

communicative critters

relating their lives

with an alphabet of four letters.

Unlike myself, silently observing,

secretly envious of their prolific abilities,

standing in the doorway

speculating why, in unison,

they all just scampered away,

the glare of a fox

in the middle of a metaphor,

or did they just fill the page?



Michael Keshigian’s seventh poetry chapbook, Wildflowers, was recently released this Fall 2011 by Flutter Press. He has been widely published in numerous national and international journals and appeared as feature writer in over a dozen publications. Recently, his collection of poems entitled Lunar Images, was set to music for Clarinet, Piano, and Narrator by Boston composer Dennis Leclaire and premiered at Del Mar College in Texas on November 5, 2010. A Boston premier took place on March 7, 2011 at the Berklee College of Music and a September 2011 performance occurred in Moleto, Italy. (michaelkeshigian.com)

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