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


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


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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April 6, 2019

the game begins again the first turn of the first wrench applied to a car that hasn’t started for 30 […] [continue…]

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April 5, 2019

sriracha on turkey tetrazzini

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April 4, 2019

you think you know a person he’s shy, quiet, smart the fourth-grade champ of Connect 4 he’s just Joshua but […] [continue…]

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April 3, 2019

tempered steel moves across flat stones scraping at first then sliding finally with a polishing purr ancient rules metal yielding […] [continue…]

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Day One

April 1, 2019

she wasn’t a crusader or an activist not performing some grand gesture she was just sick and tired furious and […] [continue…]

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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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