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


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

Ash Wednesday, 2016

February 10, 2016

noon sun shining through stark trees high sky reminder we’re flying through space the faithful gather under the unblinking gaze […] [continue…]

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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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