Redistribution of Groong articles, such as this one, to any other
media, including but not limited to other mailing lists and Usenet
bulletin boards, is strictly prohibited without prior written
© Copyright 2005 Armenian News Network/Groong. All Rights Reserved.
MY GRANDMOTHER, 1974 By William Michaelian My grandmother sings Arravod Looso eats batz hatz and cheese all day watches soap operas with cross-eyed American girls wearing lots of makeup stealing each others' husbands having their babies amot she says I can't believe my eyes what are they doing who are these women why do they want to show everything when I was young my mother wore three dresses at a time a girl would fight to preserve her honor I remember Siranoush Gulian took her own life when she was violated her poor mother lost her mind and these girls look at them they keep their mouths open like prostitutes you can read their minds here have some grapes sit we'll talk how are things at school turn that thing off these filthy Americans make me sick please sit by me tsakoog. -- Several of William Michaelian's poems and short stories have appeared in Ararat. Many have also been translated into Armenian, and have been published in Yerevan in Garun, Grakan Tert, Aghpyur, and Artasamanyan Grakanutyun. The author maintains an extensive website at http://www.williammichaelian.com/