Author Archives: Nan Mykel

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.

In Athens County – for d’Verse Poets

For five dollars they’ll let you kill a bobcat in Athens County this year. Not so different than kitty cats, I hear. Why not? More executions, classroom shootings… racial persecutions vengeful solutions.   my child is missing caught her kissing … Continue reading

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belliboneone re-blog on transgender vulnerability

Remembering our Dead, February 2018 Earlier today I received a call from a dear friend, another transgender woman. Some weeks back, two trans women she knew went missing. Their bodies were recently found and have now been identified. THIS is what … Continue reading

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Haiku reblog from Lyn

                                                                   wysteria myst 21MAR2018 by lynn_From Carpe  Diem Haiku  Kai, a haiku to … Continue reading

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An Entire Life Trashed – By Anonymous

My mother eloped from her well-to-do family with an unemployed alcoholic who had been molested by his father.  My mother said I was born mad at her because I refused to nurse. There is a rumor that I was a … Continue reading

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The Bus Driver – A haibun

At 60 and after the death of my wife, my daytime and dreamtime is peopled with those who ride my transit bus.  Mostly poor and straggling, they are glad to see me.  I like that.  Some call me Frank, others … Continue reading

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