Mike Jurkovic 



I climb this mountain
to root myself   be cut by
the wind of season


we are cuttings from
the Godhead   planted in the
wood    to thrive   to die


love is a mannered
chaos  the sun kissed side
of first autumn leaf


it was your hands in
mine this morning  holding this
frayed book of prayer




Mike Jurkovic is a 2016 Pushcart nominee, whose poems and music criticism have appeared globally, but have yet to generate any reportable income. His full length collections include, smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016) along with his chapbooks, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press,2014) and Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press,2010). He is President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, NY.            www.callingallpoets.net. His music features, interviews, & CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine& the Van Wyck Gazette.     He can be reached via www.mikejurkovic.com