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


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

On Second Thought…

April 5, 2017

a dear friend asked if I was using NAPOWRIMO to grieve (a fair question, since NAPOWRIMO #1 was about my […] [continue…]

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Burning Board

April 4, 2017

Seated at the end of the dining room table at dinner time in April shortly after my plate is clean […] [continue…]

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Stavlund Strong

April 2, 2017

One of my earliest memories sitting with my younger brother sweatshirt hoods pulled tight against the cold my dad turns […] [continue…]

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time machine

February 7, 2017

The mysteries of the universe are far out of reach my physics education ended with Sir Isaac’s apple to the […] [continue…]

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October 25, 2016

I want to write poems about fictional people interesting characters of my own invention third-person insights tangentially about me but […] [continue…]

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October 19

October 20, 2016

The SUV pauses just long enough for her to exit bright yellow flowers a vivid contrast to her black clothes […] [continue…]

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Ten Years Gone

September 12, 2016

we planted a tree for you one year ago it has struggled to hold on to life so we water […] [continue…]

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Ten Years Gone

May 9, 2016

ten years ago tonight I sat, sleepless waiting to become a father times two it feels like at least twenty […] [continue…]

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April 30, 2016

the janitor of my elementary school had a secret constantly lurking in a short, wide hallway that connected the inside […] [continue…]

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April 28, 2016

his friends were finding the enlightenment that running was not instrumental but inherent not a thing that led to something […] [continue…]

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