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Mike McCullough
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Forty years together
Some Memories of our Years Together Just looking at those bookend numbers: 75-79, makes me think
of the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds won two world series during that time: 75 and
76 and then after that, began to dismantle the team with the trading of Tony Pere...
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Forty Years
Not you Eyes done up in blues Lips accented to pout Words chosen to impress Days spent scheming Shifty nonverbal Lazy mornings Evenings ablaze Yuk yuk yuk Strong scent in the air Colorful language Flowery metaphors Bastion of facts Looking past a person Gid...
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Today's a soft day
Today’s a soft day after so many hard ones As soft as the cool skin above mom’s elbow As a tiny boy I would go to sleep between mom and dad With my fingers clinging to her smooth arm I would wake up in my own bed But they let me fall asleep between them I l...
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The Day After
November 9 2016 Perhaps writing my thoughts will serve as a pressure release
and keep me from going on off on someone who starts talking about Trump’s
victory, in the next few days. I feel like I was on a wild roller coaster ride screaming
with joy only to ...
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Schema
I will write a poem about: truth I will write it so it seems: mellow An example of how I will connect the material world and the ideal
world is captured by the term: cool From the material world, I will feature: trees
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Writing Poetry
Every word of a poem Should be chosen with care To fit with the others And Lines of a poem Should flow like clean water Off a happy baby’s head Rhyme if you want to Don’t if you want, too Phrase for power And meaning Of the joy of life Or its suffering Avoi...
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The Marriage
The woods I'm in are serene Patient  Calm Time is one of the family Not a boss Not chopped into units Light comes and goes Species find their place The ground and sky Are wed  And life is present The groom is handsome  The bride beautiful And I am a witness
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The Power of Love
When a person is in love, she could keep her hand in ice
water until it is frost bitten; lift a car off a toddler – not even her
toddler; eat 50 hotdogs in under 30 minutes; give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to
an anteater; walk across burning coals; run ac...
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