The Visitor

No I said I wasn’t dreaming

When the phone rang and woke me from my non-dream

Where are you? I asked

ten minutes outside of Detroit

The calm quiet answer surprised me at first

then I considered the source

I said, Come on down.



Another Day

The crazy wind tried to blow all the buildings down

The news told everyone to run and hide

in this storm four people already died

I ran up to the roof and grabbed a handful of cloud

Its ugly brown color was mean in nature it threw ice water rain and threatened with a low rumble growl

It was here to do business

It wasn’t on a mid-west tour

The wind blew east and west rolling garbage five stories high


Morning Drive

The driver of the van raised his arms in frustration as he tried to explain to the police why he didn’t see that person he’d just hit.

She didn’t say anything

He pointed to the construction, to the steam, the cop wrote everything down and pointed to the squad car

She didn’t say anything when she realized she’d been pushed

She hit the ground hard while she contemplated missing class

She saw the fender and thought of dad

She didn’t say anything while she was loaded into the ambulance

she thought of the boy who sits next to her in class

Traffic started to move again, as we watched

thoughtful knowing


Anger of Love

Coiled up Ready to spring

The innocence of Love  -ignored and afraid

The passing information given so clean  -no recourse

Internalize     -Smile       -Until

Laughter resounded   -Laughter of Greed   -Laughter of ignorance

The slight, the push, the look-away

The smile left-The coil tightened

Don’t do that    -Do this   -Faster    -Painless

The Other is wrong     The Other wants   The Other accuses

Unexplained Pain     Unexpressed Fear     Unexpressed Love

The Laughter looks at you then away

Wicked tightens its hug      -The smile quietly turned away

Forever Unreasonable

Love and Hope build the wall

Internalize    – Smile    -Until

Voices attack    No recourse allowed

Images offend    Dreams Removed

Silence will never be heard again

The Grip    The Push    The Coil

Today Tomorrow Today Tomorrow

The Laughter weakens   The Laughter hurts

Love knows laughter and this isn’t it

Hope Stands Ready

The whirlwind of hate has arrived

The truth of our reality is unpleasent

Internalize    -Smile      -Until

Anxiety   -sadness      a life removed

Impolite   -ignore     -coil

Love and Hope   Strength   no pressure    -strong unexpressed

A frequency hidden   -Love awaits

Today Tomorrow Today Tomorrow

Honest sometimes   The smile   Sometimes the Laughter

Hope Loosens the coil   Love removes it

Remember them

Internalize    -Smile    -Until

We must know

-by Mike

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