Good writing, with a strong point and with life oozing out.


An updated-as-they’re-published compendium of Mike’s poetry.

Looks Like Rain

April 27, 2019

legend holds that such was Grandpa’s love of Fig Newtons and of his beloved grandson Erik that he once introduced […] [continue…]

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April 26, 2019

do this, if you dare: go to an elementary school band concert but don’t look at the kids sit in […] [continue…]

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Easter, Wheels Off

April 22, 2019

the preacher did the dumbest thing ever especially on Easter he took the Scripture seriously when it suggested a lack […] [continue…]

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Holy Saturday

April 21, 2019

it’s quiet still lonely there are no more prayers to pray nothing to do but wait for death, for life […] [continue…]

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April 20, 2019

the lawnmowers roar in the neighborhood racing the predicted rain but ours is still quiet in spite of tall stuff […] [continue…]

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April 19, 2019

in an expansive cafeteria bright light straining through tinted windows a single cup of coffee between them sitting in silence […] [continue…]

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April 12, 2019

in days of yore when I was a child little girls were told that they could not do real push-ups […] [continue…]

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April 12, 2019

there once lived a man named Dave Stavlund according to the legend he washed the car of his youth every […] [continue…]

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April 10, 2019

they call them ‘progressive lenses’ but they are quite the opposite a new view into my decline coke bottles affixed […] [continue…]

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