you were my first
you could have been my last
you are my lost

And to YHWH
You are my first
You are my last
I'm no longer lost
Isaiah 61:1-3
" for ashes..."

- Mildred Achoch, 4th September, 2011


A big thank you to David Citino and his amazing, inspirational book "Paperwork", for reminding me that poems - and poets - are worth something.

Many thanks to my namesake "Mimi" Mik for taking the time to read my crazy poems, and for giving me her invaluable feedback. You rock!

Asante sana to Murfy's Flaw for being one of the coolest and 'down-to-earthest' Kenyan rock bands! And for allowing their awesome song "In Silence" to be part of the soundtrack of this book of poems.

I salute the prolific poet Phatalvision for reading ALL my poems! By the way sir, "old school" is "gold 'n' cool" :-)

I am very thankful to my mum, dad and sister, for putting up with me all these years. I love you!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We're saving the world, after all

I've watched his eyes
I've listened
I tell you he's the one

That's what you said about
There are doubts about


He's too malleable
Too willing to submerge

So what do we do?


make me look like
his favorite

We're saving the world, after all

Poet's note: Created from the opening lines of one of my favourite science fiction novels, Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game"

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Heavy Metal Rockers Want Respect!

Megadeath T-shirts
leather pants
fish-net stockings
Tina Turner hair
sober hotel guest
cocktail lounge
bar scene
from Star Wars

Poet's note: This found poem was created from a passage included in a book edited by Glen Kenny. The passage is from an article titled "Heavy Metal Rockers Say They Want More Respect" by Dennis McDougal, which appeared in the 3rd October 1988 Los Angeles Times. The book is "A Galaxy Not So Far Away: Writers and Artists on Twenty-five years of Star Wars"

Monday, November 7, 2011

Star Trek "Creator"

I believe I am God
a small canister of ashes
on board the space shuttle

Poet's note: This poem was created from phrases off the Epilogue of the authorized biography of Gene Roddenberry and also from the Appendix in the same book. The Appendix is titled "Terrance Sweeney's 'God and Roddenberry'" The book was written by David Alexander and is called "Star Trek Creator". Gene Roddenberry was an atheist. He was cremated.