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


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


April 8, 2020

I know this nine-year-old Emotionally elevated beyond her years Who most every day Looks up to ask, “How are you […] [continue…]

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April 1, 2020

Every day I make dinner Pulling together ingredients Combining protein, carb, green veg Assembling flavors, layers Soaking Simmering Searing Smoking […] [continue…]

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September 12

September 12, 2019

on a day filled with sadness and seeking some relief I laid down on the couch praying for sleep I […] [continue…]

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Looks Like Rain

April 27, 2019

legend holds that such was Grandpa’s love of Fig Newtons and of his beloved grandson Erik that he once introduced […] [continue…]

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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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