photo by mauricio alejandro ramos
Â Â Mikel K is a poet/memoirist living in Mableton, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta with Just Joan, a photographer and artist, and their three dogs, two cats, two turtles, and bird. He was recently (again), voted best poet in Atlanta by the readers of Creative Loafing, Atlanta's weekly newspaper. You can purchase books by K at:
Whisper When You Want to Scream
I'm not sure, but words may linger
where they are spoken,
and if they are screamed
they also linger, but not as quietly.
Words that are screamed hold their anger,
and fifteen minutes later, a day later,
a week, a month, all the years
until the screamer dies
those words hang there, angrily in the air
where they were shouted out,
drowning out words of love,
and regular words that are lingering, too.