Mike L. Nichols
Mike L. Nichols is a graduate of Idaho State University. In 2014 Mike was awarded the Ford Swetnam Poetry Prize. Look for his poetry in Black Rock & Sage, The Poet’s Haven, Rogue Agent, Tattoo Highway, Taxicab Magazine, and elsewhere. Find more at mikenicholsauthor.com.
the undertakers’ polyester suits
couldn’t withstand the volume
of work and soon they too were dead,
perhaps of constant exposure to
despair as well as lack of food,