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


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


September 13, 2015

before you were born I wondered if you would live imagining that if you didn’t I would get a tattoo […] [continue…]

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Another Tuesday

June 3, 2015

it’s more than the pie that you made (in a rush, and with chirpy kids underfoot) flaky crust yielding quickly […] [continue…]

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show me

April 27, 2015

she is restless her curiosity thwarted by her overly practical dad trying to get dinner on the table she needs […] [continue…]

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out of the pool

April 25, 2015

the sink-or-swim instructor never smiled never laughed greeted excellence with callousness success with indifference apologies with derision ever and always […] [continue…]

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April 23, 2015

when you pause to watch the sunset notice the colors acknowledge the end of another day it happens slowly your […] [continue…]

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April 21, 2015

it seems like you’re just having a bad day there isn’t enough coffee to wake up every bump a grievous […] [continue…]

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April 18, 2015

this saw is a stranger to me picked up for a song at at estate sale right over that hill […] [continue…]

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April 18, 2015

we are hardcore bikers on an important run twenty ounces of coke for a science project but first we need […] [continue…]

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