mikel k

mikel k
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birthday
June 20
Title
Poet
Company
Mostly Alone
Bio
It is not lightly that I compare my friend, Mikel K Poet to a Bukowski, John Fante or Hunter S. Thompson. He is twisted. He is misunderstood. He is Arturio Bandini running amok through this crazy life! Mostly, he is genius in its purest, most insane form (and I say that in a good way). Not all will "get" him, but that's ok because he doesn't "get" most of us mere mortals either. His observations, stories and poetry are intriguing, thought-provoking and sometimes downright disturbing...gotta love it! --Valerie King ------------------------------------------- This is a must read for everyone who ever thought about saying 'screw the system' and wanted to face reality in the raw, but haven't, or couldn't, find the guts to do it. The Delivery Guy is a poet's journal of events and decisions facing a man trying to dig below the surface of corporate security and acceptable mythological and social hiding places, to see what's what and feel the energy of what 'is' in our era. There are no safety nets to catch Mikel in his walk through the primate insanity of the human experience in a crowded city of frightened Homo Sapiens. Mikel K is the new Charles Bukowski! --Lou Majors --------------------------------------------- "I found the book, "The Delivery Guy," by Mikel K to be a refreshing and sometimes uncomfortably honest look into the life of a modern writer struggling to come to terms with a pre-fabricated and often superficial, turn of the century, American society. The battle is dynamic and comes to an uplifting spiritually evolved conclusion. I found it a fascinating read!!!" --James Lewis --------------------------------------------- Mikel K is a poet, a journalist, and a memoirist, among many, many other Gemini things. You can buy his stunning, and weirdly funny memoir, "The Delivery Guy," on Lulu and at Amazon Kindle. --------------------------------------------- http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/mikelkpoet http://www.amazon.com/The-Delivery-Guy-ebook/dp/B00731KM5M

MY RECENT POSTS

“Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness.”
By Heather Fowler
A Review by Mikel K

The title of this book was enough to raise curiosity in me and make me want to read it: “Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness.” Was this book about sex? Was it about mental illness? Had… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2014 12:30PM

So don't be stupid.

We have plenty of tea in this house. I just opened a new box of
Lipton tea bags. They have changed the way they offer the product 
to you. Each bag is no longer wrapped in paper. There are four
gold wrapped boxes with no top that contain tea bags not in paper.
It looks… Read full post »
AUGUST 12, 2014 10:43AM

Goodbye to two beautiful souls

Goodbye to two beautiful souls

I guess he just couldn't take it.
I've been there before, very close,
but I never went over the edge like
he did, never took it to the other side.
Depression is crippling, and obviously,
in the case of Robin Williams, it can
kill you. I heard that he had problems
with booze, toRead full post »

 

 

 

 

 

 Whenever I dig up a Grateful Dead Live video on You Tube

 

I always hope that Bob Dylan won't show up, like he did in

1972 at Shea Stadium. He couldn't sing. Listening to him

made you feel like you were dragging your front teeth… Read full post »

AUGUST 6, 2014 9:18AM

I hope that it’s good news...

I hope that it’s good news

 

I really hope that it is good news.

He called and left a voicemail

saying he wanted me to call him

tomorrow that he had something

that he wanted to tell me. I hope

it’s good news.

 

I was thinking about this in… Read full post »

JULY 27, 2014 6:22PM

Without looking at myself

An amazing thing happened, last night. I started to not look at checks to see how much the customer tipped. I did not get mad when the customer handed me only a dollar cash tip. I did not say in my head that he, or she, sucked for not tipping me… Read full post »

JULY 27, 2014 4:05PM

What was I doing inside a church?

The continuing resentments of K

 

On a good day, I love the world. On bad days, I hate everyone and everything. I wake up wanting the bullet. Death seems comforting. Take away the pain, Lord.

 

Exercise has helped chase the demons away. When I get too far away from… Read full post »

The link below is to a show that The New York City Band
White Collar Crime did, recently.  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btltwElcks8

  Read full post »

Electro Boy by Andy Behrman
Review By Mikel K

 


It’s called, “Electro Boy, a memoir of mania”, and a wild manic roller coaster of a book it is once the author leaves home and gets out on his own and becomes a drug ingesting sex fiend selling art that is not his to sell.Read full post »

 “HALDOL AND HYACINTHS,” By Melody Moezzi
A Review by Mikel K

Haldol and Hyacinths A Bipolar Life by Melody Moezzi is one of the best books that I have ever read. The book is a brutally honest account about Melody’s bipolar adventures from general weirdness to suicide attempt,… Read full post »

BLOND BOY REVIEW
By Mikel K 

Blond Boy by Lucia May is a very intense book of poems. The poems at the front of the book, in a section of the book called “WAR,”each poem has Blond Boy in the title, and are about the author’s father Lu’s experiences as… Read full post »

 If urine can power a generator there should be a job

 in it for someone(s) to stay at home and drink a lot

of water and pee into jugs that you sell to the man.

 

 

Or you could go into business for yourself, sell the

energy jugs

Read full post »

I got to jam with what I will call The Tom Hill Band at the Tom Hill jam at The Tucker Saloon, last night. I did, “Fuck Heroin,” and “We are the children,” to open the evening accompanied by six guitars a bass and a drummer. It was a mind blowing… Read full post »

JUNE 22, 2014 4:10PM

I need a rich girl

Pizza Hut, The Braves, and Pet Smart didn't hire me.

I don't think that I could work at a Subway: too high

stress for minimum wage. Looking for a job at my age

is weird. Wait, an old employer needs me. Whew!!

 

The first question the computer in the kiosk… Read full post »

I was a stage hand and they said who wants to wash dishes for Phish in the air conditioning near the food, instead of sweating it out in the hot sun onstage. I was the first to raise my hand, and this guy came in while I had my white apron… Read full post »

If The Hawks could learn to pass
and play like a team instead of mostly
five individuals going at it for their own
selves then they could get the results
that San Antonio gets for doing the same.

 

Our bird bites the hand (mine) that feeds it.

 

I’ve always drank milk in myRead full post »

June 17 2014 Daily K

 

Man, fast food smells worse than dog shit, or cat piss, and people eat it and mothers feed it to their children, who eat it while they wait at stations for the trains.

 

I’m out of the cage for the… Read full post »

I'm not going to send a friend request to a guy

who looks like he might be a candidate to heavily

arm himself and then go out and try to kill as many

cops as he can before he kills himself

 

The worst dog piss stain on the hallway carpet… Read full post »

JUNE 9, 2014 11:26AM

Gangsta Rap made me do it.

Sometimes, I count on spell check to pull me through,
like I might be unsure how to spell a word and I go ahead
and do the best I can and spell check picks up the ball for
me and spells the word korrectly. Now, the spell check on
my I phone is another matter.Read full post »


 

What does lay down a funky groove mean?

 

To have love. Must we define love?

She was such a good connection

but I failed to get an erection, wouldn't

use a pill and she was gone.

 

 

Look where his hand was

 

It was on a gun… Read full post »

 

 Maybe one day we’ll all die from love,

 

 Maybe, one day, we'll all die from love,
but, today, we are all dying of different
things like isolation and self-doubt. Can
a smile change someone's day? Does it
cost us anything to find out? Should we
practice our smiles, alone in b…

Read full post »

MAY 18, 2014 10:14AM

My love is bigger than hot dogs

My love is bigger than hot dogs

 

Love their hot dogs.

I have one with salsa cole slaw

and pickles in my fridge.

I love you. I love you, dear.

My love is bigger than a big ole bottle of ketchup.

My love is bigger than any… Read full post »

I like to listen to The Velvet Underground 
and drink coffee on rainy mornings in Georgia 
in the spring. I like to look up in the sky for the
stars in the morning when I pray. I like to wear
shades even if it's not sunny. I wear a hat on stage.
I like to hangRead full post »

MAY 10, 2014 12:14PM

I could use some lemons

I could use some lemons. And I need half n half.
I'd like to get some of that grocery store sushi.
And some sandwich meat from the deli; whatever
is on sale, as long as it's not ham. I like chicken.
And turkey. Smoked. Or lemon pepper. I might
get some all beef hotdogs, too. NoRead full post »

MAY 10, 2014 12:04PM

The end of pleasure.

The attitude

 

She came across as white trash. No matter how hard she tried.

No matter where she moved. No matter where she got a job.

No matter where she hung out, she couldn't lose the accident,

nor the attitude.

 

 

 

I just laid some ketchup mustard and… Read full post »