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

Poetry

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

unstoppable

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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volunteers

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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prayer

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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complicity

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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apprentice

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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glasses

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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restore

April 6, 2019

leave the past behind apologize and turn cover over mistakes then press forward recreating the world around you planting flowers […] [continue…]

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