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Michael Mark

In Answer to Her Question, “Where are we in this relationship?”

Between the pen’s tip and the paper.

Not the words—
they are merely beautiful.

The flowing, we are there.

In the letters’ absence.

As the echo makes its return—one
of our favorite spots.

Just following the steam’s
invitation for the kettle to whistle.

At the becoming of tea.

Michael Mark writes to break things so he can look in and be further mystified. He is a hospice volunteer, fast food lover and impatient gardener, husband to Lois for 32 years.

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Kim Baker
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Gorgeous poem, Michael. Keep breaking things open and being mystified.

Michael Mark
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Thanks Kim. I’m clumsy so I’m sure I will be breaking more things.

Kim Baker
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Breakdance. Break the record. Coffee break. Go wild, young man. :-)

Mary Bird Lanzavecchia
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Another fabulous poem, Michael! I so enjoy your work. And, in response, I am somewhere between the snowfall and crash of the ocean wave. I’m on the journey back to where I began.

Michael Mark
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Thanks Mary! And I dig where you’re at.

Sean Case
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Thank you, Mike! We’re thrilled to have published this piece!

Michael Mark
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Honored to be among the wonderful art in Petrichor. Thank you.

Sean Case
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Thank you, Mike! We’re thrilled to have published this piece.

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