Mike Espinosa : Writing

You Decided You Aren't a Writer

You Decided You Aren't a Writer

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


You want to be a writer.You jot 500 words every day.You spend hoursto find the perfect story endings.You realize the next daythey could be better.You ..
Her Hopeful Vision

Her Hopeful Vision

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


Based on “A Dream of Her Grandfather” by Zitkala-Sa.
A Family, Legally Torn

A Family, Legally Torn

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


Based on "The Land of the Free" by Sui Sin Far.
Life Got Busy, I Grew Up

Life Got Busy, I Grew Up

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


Just beyond our fencea clearing satsurrounded by bushes and trees.Roots rose from the groundand became chairs of my imagination;a place I played my re..
An Impossible Paradise

An Impossible Paradise

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


Imagine a worldwhere you had said, "Yes."Where nights aren't lonesomeand cheeks not soaked.Where laughter echoes off the walls,like a priest's sermon ..
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A Year in a Day

A Year in a Day

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


After a photograph by a good friend.
Eternal Exertion

Eternal Exertion

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


Routine morning stretches start out my static days. Limbs that don't move how they should; knees, ankles, a shoulder, and an elbow th..
The Golden Rule of the Library

The Golden Rule of the Library

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


I walked quickly through the library. The back corner, where a lonely chair and desk sat. My book creaked open. The pages ruffled unde..
Two Dogs, Abandoned in the Woods

Two Dogs, Abandoned in the Woods

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


Lazy dogs lying under cedar trees.Just slightly tilting their heads,the dogs looked at each other.They had not eaten in days.Their shared glance was b..
Filled with Regret, Regret is Too Late

Filled with Regret, Regret is Too Late

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


Too blank are the black eyes that stare through the broken windowToo red the fists on the other sideToo fast my heartToo loud are my screams(I can't h..

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