- Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- June 20
- Mostly Alone
- 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!
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!
"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!!!"
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.
MY RECENT POSTS
- You can't take my inventory.
March 07, 2014 09:20AM
- Did you see Jennifer
March 06, 2014 04:00AM
- Depression had a hold of me
March 05, 2014 08:10AM
- If I had been a rock and roll
February 20, 2014 10:43AM
- Why I left Stand-up comedy.
February 20, 2014 10:34AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “My Joan is a
photographer, and she takes
of what to the
ordinary eye might
March 05, 2014 09:45AM
- “Gosh, what a great book.
Sad he died on the
his book signing on a
March 05, 2014 09:43AM
- “How did Buck and Jones
Not sure what you
meant by the
February 21, 2014 11:23AM
- “Nice write!”
February 07, 2014 08:09AM
- “Thanks daisyjane. May
your travels be fun
January 11, 2014 10:03AM
Mikel k's Links
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Out here in Mableton, not everybody keeps their dogs under lock and key. I am not a fan of dogs barking and mine were just going crazy, so I went outside to see what was up and there was a large pit bull sitting on our front… Read full post »
Did you see Jennifer Lawrence's dress
that she wore on the red carpet? There
is a war in Syria, there is a war in the
Ukrain, there are hungry, hungover, tired
and cold people standing right in front
of us, but all we care about is Jen's dress.
Martin Luther King Jr. said something to the… Read full post »
the other day because I made a
mistake in not taking pills for almost
a week that I am supposed to take daily.
The depression was massive.
No hope. No desire to keep living.
A kid on our local music scene
did kill himself, the other day.
I know what he was feeling… Read full post »
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"-- Dr. Seuss.
(Procured from the page of Therapist Nina Elisa Delorme).
Joan has had the same book in her hands
for the last couple of days. She laughed.
She cried. She, basically, did not put down
the… Read full post »
To Tom Cheshire: Love your description of the street busking musicians’ scene in NYC. We're hoping to be in NYC for a few days in March. Love me some NYC. Might be April, Joan now tells
I was scanning through the cd’s that I have burned… Read full post »
The AARP is more ruthless than the NRA, The Jehovah’s Witnesses, or bill collectors. They have been sending me membership material for years and I don’t think that I am even old enough to join yet. Such an onslaught is irritating. Even if they have great benefits, I’ll probably neve… Read full post »
I’m glad that we don’t throw parties. I’ve thrown some parties in my time, been to quite a few, too; parties in homes, parties in bars. I’m going to tell you more about this, but not now.
My cats are funny; first thing in the morning, whatever time that be,… Read full post »
The Martini Police say don't drink and drive. And don't drink if you have a drinking problem. And if you have a limo, but you don’t have a driver…don’t drink and drive. It’s not worth it: for you, or for those around you.
I am having a Chef Boyardee… Read full post »
I like crows
and cell phones
that don’t give us
Through the hurt
she kept telling me
that she loved me.
as she was
she kept telling me
that she loved me.
I had forgotten
that I was to take
her out for dinner
on a day that mattered
much to her.
Tears streamed from
her eyes as… Read full post »
Events sometimes transpire in a manner
other than that which you had planned.
Now, this can be good for you, but it is,
often, bad. What do you do then?
3:50 pm. No one is dropping any likes or
comments. It is a rather forlorn place, this
Facebook, right… Read full post »
Are you stressed out? Are you broke? Are you lonely?
Are you tired? Did someone break your heart? Do you
think that you will never recover? Do I have answers?
an ad on my Facebook page. I thought that they
were a monthly publication? Face… Read full post »
Adrienne Rich: "The fact of a door frame. This is, maybe,
the most unique poem title that I have ever heard of.
I've been sucking snot into my lungs
for several days. I don't know if some
sort of a cold is trying to bust into my
reality, or… Read full post »
but both cat litter boxes are clean. Our Ad: Would you like to enjoy more of the roador spend less of your money? is a questionthat they never ask you at Car Dealerships.
I'd always been thought of as bright as a kid,
Bad credit can ruin your day
Stop now. Get help.
Bad breath can mess us your day, too,
if you are around it all day at the office.
Bad relationships suck. I've been there.
A bad car can be an open wound in the
wallet, I've heard some people tell.
I'm about to maybe become a Cleveland Browns
fan,… Read full post »
Lefty Williams opened for The Grapes at The Variety Playhouse, on
Saturday, January 18, and he knocked them dead in typical Lefty
“Just like my daddy told me, I’m going to change your attitude,” started off Lefty, in his first song, ballsy as ever, a true mast… Read full post »
He had a mind of his own, and
nothing in the bank. She was a
wheeler dealer, a hustler, always
making bank. She bought him a
coffee and they were never apart
again until he got shot in the head
for trying to steal a chocolate bar
at a convenience store… Read full post »
I don't know if the book that I just picked up
is going to make it into my must read pile.
I read the first few pages and I didn't get
ecstatic or anything. I get my books from the
library, so there is a due date on them. Right
now, I have seven books on… Read full post »
i will use 'twenty seven years' in ceremony 21, due out in fall 2014. you will receive a contributor's copy in… Read full post »
I wonder if, as a writer, there are a group of people out there who you would do best to not let them have knowledge of your work. Their awareness of you could cause you and your loved ones harm. What would you do? Would you not write? Not publish?… Read full post »
With regards to funerals & open casket
Mikel K Poet: I don't go to them, as a rule, and I would never go to a viewing. When I was like seven or eight, they took me to view ole Mrs. Mitchell, who had been a family friend for life, and… Read full post »
I can't believe that it is 2014. How many times will I write down
before I fully remember? Joan is in the kitchen boiling collard greens
and black eyed peas. We have had our first kiss and hug of the new year.
1st poem of 2014
I hope to never reach… Read full post »
Joan and I just bought ten mega million tix.
I tried to get Joan to hold my hand and pray
over the first ticket, but she pulled her hand
back saying she wouldn't pray over it. We bought
the ten tickets in two installments, the first
at the evil gas company and the second at
the evil… Read full post »