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

MY RECENT COMMENTS

FEBRUARY 10, 2015 10:42AM

Going to the top

The Bag

 

He walked along the street trying to hide the bag that he held in his hand. Inside the bag was a warm beer. He does not want the world to know what is in the bag. He does not want the world to know that he is a… Read full post »

JANUARY 16, 2015 9:54AM

Your credit cards subjugate us

 

Quit your bitching 

 

Quit your bitching

everything's going to be ok.

What are you doing about it

anyway?

 

Regurgitating what

somebody else told you?

Repeating generic accusations?

Blaming people with a color

but no name?

 

Quit your bitching.

There s not enough room

in t… Read full post »

JANUARY 15, 2015 9:59AM

I read like half of Howl

I read like half of Howl

 

I read like half of Howl

and I don't see the big fucking deal.

I write a HOWL and a SHOUT and a SCREAM

every night.

SHOUT cause you're a white nigger

hanging out at home after being harassed

by black broads at work.… Read full post »

DECEMBER 30, 2014 11:07AM

Just to get a kiss

Mountain Road

 

We drove up.

We drove down.

And in between

we shopped

we had lunch

and we talked

about who

was still alive

and who was dead.

 

6-12-02

 

 

Standing on the edge

 

of a mountain

looking down

at the western sea

a cool wind hits… Read full post »

DECEMBER 28, 2014 10:06AM

Maybe I'm not God

Maybe I'm not God

 

Maybe I'm not God

it occurred to me.

Get your own gas

or you're no good to me.

Peace man.

Get in the van.

We're going to

grow long hair

in California

protest Vietnam.

 

3-20-00

 

 

 

 

The pill

 

that saves me… Read full post »

DECEMBER 26, 2014 11:25AM

Stoned

While the dog sleeps on my floor  

 

I didn't look at the bills, today

so tomorrow I won't know

how much of the money

that I made today is mine.

 

7-27-97

 

 

 

 

The longer I wait   

 

He won't see me.

I won't get my chance.… Read full post »

DECEMBER 23, 2014 9:32AM

Powerless over it all

Careers

 

While she was establishing

a relationship,  I was establishing

a drinking problem.

 

 

 

 

Play on

 

I was scared

that I wouldn't have enough

pens, today. Pen paranoia.

I just pulled all the pens

out of my back pocket.

There were six of them.

The Cath… Read full post »

I wasn't dreaming the last time I got out of jail to never go in again in the last 24 years. I wasn't praying, either. It had been a long long time since I had said a Hail Mary or an Our Father and my hatred of organized religion was, atRead full post »

In deciding what to have for lunch, today, my thinking went like this:
I want to open a can of tuna, add mayo and onions, and serve it on
an English muffin, but I have sandwich meat that has been in there
for a minute and I might want to use it up beforeRead full post »

DECEMBER 22, 2014 11:51AM

Old behavior

This doesn't concern me

This doesn't concern me
it's none of my business
it won't matter if I drive on by.
He'll hit her. Again.
He'll hit her again
and he'll hit her again
and again and again
and one day
her brains will splatter
and it won't matter
because I won't be there
to witness it.

4.17.97

 

 

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I think I look good in the picture
and so does my love. I think I look
better in the picture than I do in
real life. It's nice to come across 
a nice picture of yourself. It's a 
quick fix of instant gratification.
It's like a line of cocaine, a… Read full post »
DECEMBER 20, 2014 6:27AM

Happy Holidays Merry Christmas

 

There are so many losers

 

on this planet.

I don't want to be one.

There are so many lies

well rehearsed

so many staged plays

for love and money

so many fools colliding.

I don't want to be one.

I don't want to be an actor

unless it comes… Read full post »

OCTOBER 31, 2014 11:19AM

Happy Halloween.

Happy Halloween. Joan and I are going over to her grand baby Strickland's house to hand out candy to the kids in that neighborhood. Joan is leaving a metal container full of
candy by the side of the street, here, with
a note that says please just take one! We are laugRead full post »

Today is National Coffee Day and I am stuck home
without a car so I can't go out there and get me a
free medium cup of coffee from Dunkin Donuts.
I've had two nice cups of coffee, here at home, one 
from Joan's ancient pot and one from my sort of new 
Keurig.

How blessed… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 4:16PM

F**K HEROIN

Fuck Heroin T shirts are available
%100 Cotton T Black Shirt White Letters
s m l xl  
$20.00 includes shipping.
Make payment to my tip jar
and email me your address at
mikelkpoet@gmail.com

 


To get to tip jar: www.mikelk.com
Fuck Heroin 2 Read full post »

“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 »