Author Archives: Michael

About Michael

Silliness is good

Plenty Mice Though

Lookit, Lennie, just between us, Steinbeck mighta lied. I been a- Seekin’ one but ain’t yet seen a Sleepin’ cave upside Salinas.

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Alarmist

When sometimes I stay up too late I don’t leave waking up to Fate Or happenstance. I set alarms And place the clocks out where my arms Can’t reach them when I flail and slap To mute what interrupts my … Continue reading

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My SoCal Weekend

A thousand miles ago, we three– A spider and my wife and me– Left Salem in a minivan And headed south. We had a plan– My wife and I; we hadn’t polled The spider, who’d, in turn, not told Us … Continue reading

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Congested Area

Everybody in L.A. Came out to welcome me today As I was driving through. How sweet! You’re lovely folk. Now clear the street.

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3:48 a.m.

I write poetry Punctuation shouldn’t be Keeping me awake

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Hubris

I’m not all that, I’m quite aware. I like to think there’s something there But when my head’s diameter Exceeds a safe parameter The world queues to buy a ticket Angling for the chance to prick it. Case in point: … Continue reading

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And Now You Know

Mayonnaise is made from eggs That fall from just above hens’ legs Through boxes waiting slightly south To oiled jars and then my mouth

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