thinking of Micael

by jhon baker

– For MC


make no monument to this body,

let the rivers and roads winding on maps

and fields flowing into one another

from the birds view of a plane

serve as testament.


May there be no wall of remembrance

where people touch hands for famous photographs.

what a landscape of crows couldn’t bring into thought

make no admonition,

no stone effigy.


have no moment of whispering

but shout, shout, shout out

your poetry, fill empty halls

and capital domes. dance, alone

or together, naked in halls and alleyways.

ride your full moon lunacy


down one way streets and secret passageways.

eclipse your broken lifeline,

draw borders onto subway station walls –

trip to new york, Louisiana, Chicago and LA

rip your clothes off in stage lit drag shows,


ride the rays of the sun,


– Hoc Scripsi

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18 Comments to “thinking of Micael”

  1. Fantastic. This captured my heart. My favorite part was “ride your full moon lunacy”. Who needs a monument when you have things like this.

  2. This was MC all the way. Awesome poem. Loved every word.

  3. As I said on FB, Thank you for this. It’s beautiful. So many great expressions and images. This has already become one of great inspiration. I don’t know where to start.

  4. Perfect! You captured our friend well.

  5. I don’t know who Micael is. But he must of been a great man. Sorry for your loss. It is a wonderful poem.

    • Thankfully, Kristina, he’s not perished yet though he has come dreadfully close more than a few times in the last 18 months. He commented two above you – you should check him out – a gay man living with AIDS but that doesn’t define him – his art is outstanding and I am privileged to know him and call him friend – brother – inspiration.

  6. Powerful words that burst with love and emotion…a wonderful tribute to your friend!

  7. very cool…when it comesmy time i wantpeople to have similar reactions…a lovely tribute to your friend…fellow luna-tic!

  8. An incredibly wonderful tribute to your wonderful friend. Absolutely beautiful.

  9. Jhon,

    This is a most moving and living tribute to your friend. Declare to all his worth and goodness, rather than hide it away until it cannot be heard…..

    Best wishes, Eileen

  10. Wow! That was so good. An amazing tribute to a great person.

  11. Very heartfelt tribute to your friends… like this:

    “ride the rays of the sun ”

    Nice to meet you~

  12. glad to see this again for openlinknight…hope you are well

  13. Simply beautiful. Ride the rays of the sun…

  14. Though this speaks of death, but there is no comparison to the great passion it bellows of life and love of poetry… Unique and very pleasantly like a mental page break in my evenings of catching up on OpenLinkNight poetry…. Thanks for that!

  15. This is beautiful love.. nothing more I can say..

  16. amazing passion shown.

    excellent poetry.

    glad to read you and love your blog.
    welcome sharing your poetry with us today,
    first time participants can do free linking up to 3 poems, you can write for our challenge if you want to, no obligations, we are open until Thursday night, 8pm…
    hope to see you in.
    keep up the excellence.

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