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To Show Me the Stars

09.03.14 Posted in today's words by

Mikel K is a poet and memoirist living in Mableton GA, a suburb of Atlanta, with his photographer-artist partner Just Joan and their 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 turtles, and bird. K was voted best Atlanta poet for the past 2 years by readers of Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s weekly newspaper. His poetry has appeared at Subtle Tea, drown in my own fears, poetic diversity, Zygote in My Coffee, The Georgia Review, The Reeve Report, Lowlife Magazine, The Political Dogma, World Wide, Open Salon, and Beagle Bugle. Visit his Lulu bookstore.

To Show Me the Stars
By Mikel K

There is nothing to calm the fear of a day
full of creditors who can’t 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.

2 Responses to “To Show Me the Stars”

  1. Oh, I love this. Makes me feel good. You had me at ice cream.

  2. This poem brought a laugh to my disheartened self, especially those to last 2 lines!:-)

    What a wonderful glance into childhood.

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