Monthly Archives: December 2014

Not So Bad

In 1983 John Syrgemaki shot a 400 pound black bear while hunting near his home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Still wearing a blaze-orange vest with the words DON’T SHOOT, I AM A MAN stamped across his back, John described his kill to a reporter from the region’s lone television station. “I was walkeen an hunteen deer […]

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Psalms of the Mad Angler II

Michael Delp The Mad Angler Poems Deep Wood Press   You pray for a second coming, the sky to open for people to be carried off, raptured. I pray each morning for whole counties to vanish, the boardrooms of big water and big oil to warp out of existence, cities to suddenly evaporate, forests to […]

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Psalms of the Mad Angler I

Michael Delp The Mad Angler Poems Deep Wood Press   I drink water. I make water. I am a cloud in the flesh, a river eddied in my heart, I speak words and wish they were rain, and every day I wake to trade the liquid behind my eyes for a chance to see past […]

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It’s About Time

How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Suess In the time it takes our planet to complete an orbit around its sun, Mike goes fishin’ again at least 52 times. More often if possible, but he’s set the bar at an average of once a week. Many of his trips are well-planned and researched, but […]

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