Mikel K

Mikel K is a poet and memoirist living in Atlanta, Ga. K was voted best Atlanta Poet, the last three years in a row, by readers of Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s weekly newspaper. He has a BS in English with a minor in Journalism from Georgia State University. He drank his way out of Florida State University one class short of a business degree.

Poetry by Mikel K has, recently, appeared in: Subtle Tea, Inbetwen Hangovers, Your One Phone Call, Harbinger Asylum, Indiana Voice Journal, Dissident, Voice, Dead Snakes, Poeticus, Anti-Heroic Chic, Section 8 Magazine, drown in my own fears, poetic diversity, Zygote In My Coffee, High Coupe, The Blue Lake Review, Swimming With Elephants, Ceremony, Visceral Uterus, High Coupe, Fragrance Poetry Magazine, The Piker Press, Vox Poetica, Napalm and Novocaine, Ceremony.


My name is Mikel and I take pills

I, sometimes, wonder 
where I would be,
what would happen to me,

if I lived on an island,
or lived here without insurance;
how would my mind be
without these pills that I take
for my mind?

It was a successful day

I done no bong hits today.
I put no blotter acid on my tongue.
I snorted no lines of speed, or cocaine.
I didn’t drink any beer, bourbon, rum,
vodka, gin, long island tea,
or do shots
of anything.
I didn’t get handcuffed,
thrown in a cell.
I won’t wake up
covered in blood and puke.

To read more from Mikel pick up a copy of the current issue here