Monday, July 14, 2008


In the summer
Fresno is an open flame
beneath our feet,

makes our mouths
sensitive to stolen loquats
We see canals explode

with cliff swallows,
all curves and arrows.
The dust in our rooms

settles at family reunions
on the pond
with a few leaves

floating clouds above
the tangerine Koi
in the backyard.

ARMENIAN TOWN: poetry by Paul Aloojian, James Baloian, Y. Stephan Bulbulian, Ronald Dzerigian, Michael Krekorian, Brenda Najimian-Magarity. Foreword by Dickran Kouymjian, copyright 2001 by the William Saroyan Society.

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