mick (7 Poems)

Mick is a writer and father of two mostly grown children who have survived his shenanigans through smarts they inherited from their mother. His creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have appeared in consumer magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. His first book, Random Stones: A book of poetry, was published in 2016.

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I give the house key to
The new owner and leave
Without looking back.
The last sandbag of
Memory is gone.
The wind is stirring.

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Too many years with a
broken mirror led to
some cracked conclusions.
But it was too dangerous
to buy a new one and
risk meeting a stranger.

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Old Wren

Old wren on the feeder
does not divide her
diligence like those
who peck-look-peck.
Old wren is placid
as she feels the
first chill of death
gliding closer.

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Purple Sweetness

The golden butterfly
Tastes the sweetness of a
Warm, purple flower and
Savors a dim fragment
Of the lost time when she
Was a joyous glutton.

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High Places

There are high places
Where greatness awaits
Those who brave the climb.
But the wise men say
It is braver by
Far to conquer the
High places inside.

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A flash of vivid red,
The cardinal lands
And launches again
Like a pulsing corpuscle
In the living world.

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A Sign

She stares at a jellyfish
Washed ashore just now
A long-awaited messenger
From the deep
Having received her sign
She presses SEND on her
Resignation letter

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