Your Own Back Yard – Michael Gillan Maxwell

Visual Art – Creative Writing – Social Commentary


August 31, 2011

Nine Doors

Nine Doors

Guest Post: Mikey & Me

This is a Guest Post from D.S. Hoffman. Daniel Hoffman studied with Charles Simic at the University of New Hampshire. He was co-founder and co-editor of the literary journal Durak. Daniel also wrote several chap books of poetry, including the classic Whisker Kisses. Daniel has been a luthier for the past 25 years. He currently resides and practices his craft near Santander, Spain, where he makes cellos. You can find him on the web at:



Mikey & Me



You think this is the first go-round

we’ve been tag-team mates on?????????



Gonzo the Great,

who chews his beer glass

after drafting it whole …


and Me

the phased out Whacky little Pud

who bump jumps from the ropes

just in the nick of time


to Back-Hand Swat

the opposition

with a folding chair


Been There …

Done It, Seen It, Played It …


Together …


D.S. Hoffman   2011

On a Ridge Top

On A Ridge Top

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