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

FEBRUARY 9, 2010 9:52PM

2 4 The Children

Rate: 3 Flag

To Show Me The Stars

There is nothing to calm the fear of a day 
full of creditors who cant be satisfied, 
dunning letters that can't be replied to,

except for,

a walk in the dark to the store for ice cream 
with a dog happy to see me, 
and a daughter who brings a flashlight 
to show me the stars.

--Mikel K





Art Opening 

Each time he rides his bike away,
he gets further down the street.

"Can I go see the twins?" he asks,
and he's off again.

"Can I knock on their door?" he asks.

I say, "no," and explain that I'll have to 
leave soon, and that he won't be able to 
ride his bike much longer.

He's seven, and as he rides away this time, 
I realize that, one day, 
he may be riding away to college or to a job
and that I won't see him everyday,
and I think, well, maybe, I don't have to 
get to that art opening on time.
--Mikel K


Please help me out with my heat bill. Thanks

http://www.mikelk.com/

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Thank you for these lines:

a walk in the dark to the store for ice cream
with a dog happy to see me,
and a daughter who brings a flashlight
to show me the stars.

very touching. rated.
Thanks for enjoying, and commenting on, this poem; it may be my favorite!
Both poems come together to make one poem and they talk about all children, mine too. Love them. The bills need to be paid somehow and I hate having no money to help my kids.