Addiction

By Ken Mikolowski Ken Mikolowski
Fighting a losing battle
lives next door
to a vibrant woman
in her 30’s.
When he talks to her
sub-mediocre takes over
in a big way.
Zombie-ized by the big eye
she even sleeps with it on.
Just sign me: concerned.
 

Ken Mikolowski, "Addiction" from Big Enigmas. Copyright © 1991 by Ken Mikolowski.  Reprinted by permission of Ken Mikolowski.

Source: Big Enigmas (Past Tents Press, 1991)

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Poet Ken Mikolowski

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Subjects Living, The Body, The Mind, Activities, Eating & Drinking, Social Commentaries

 Ken  Mikolowski

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Born and raised in Detroit, poet and editor Ken Mikolowski earned a BA at Wayne State University. He is the author of several poetry collections, including Big Enigmas (1991), Little Mysteries (1979), and Thank You Call Again (1973).
In the 1960s Mikolowski founded the Alternative Press in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with his late wife, the painter Ann Mikolowski. As the press’s editor for 30 years, Mikolowski published—as unbound . . .

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SUBJECT Living, The Body, The Mind, Activities, Eating & Drinking, Social Commentaries

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

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