A Ruined Imagination, by Michael Minassian

A Ruined Imagination
by Michael Minassian

Riding in a boat
on land is never
a good idea.

To some, water is home
to others, a place to drown,
all eyes on the horizon.

Approaching the church,
the steeple winks
its crooked bell.

Trying not to make a sound
we recite the names
of God with our tongue,

hoping to see the face
she gave us before
we were born.

Michael Minassian is a Contributing Editor for Verse-Virtual, an online poetry journal. His poetry collections Time is Not a River, Morning Calm, and A Matter of Timing as well as a new chapbook, Jack Pays a Visit, are all available on Amazon. For more information: https://michaelminassian.com

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