Guest Barista Michael Erickson- Life Contained


Photo by Michael Erickson




I exist in a galleria of stone.

Broken pieces place side by side,

Jagged edges meeting smooth lines.

There between a maze of solidified enigmas I pushed through,

A living, breathing being.

-M. E.



Michael is a husband, father, writer, poet, and aspiring author. He finds time to scribble down his thoughts in the dead of night, between ghosts and night owls. If you’d like to read more of his poetry follow the link here. Or to visit his full blog, ‘The Ink Owl’ click here.

13 thoughts on “Guest Barista Michael Erickson- Life Contained

      • I have already ventured out today and posted some pictures. Will go out again at sunset to see what catches my eye! I found a tree that was surrounded by cement but the owners chose to keep it. And so much more

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      • I’ve been having adventures for a year now. I go out every day for an hour and every weekend for many hours. It is my practice in joy, love, beauty, mindfulness, and I LOVE nature. I’d love for you to see all of my adventures!

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      • Well consider me a new follower. 🙂 Next month I am going to be featuring work from other bloggers on my website. The theme is self-love and self-compassion. Would you be interested in submitting a piece or two for it? Here are the guidelines if you’re interested: I’d enjoy anything submitted by you, and if you feel like throwing some of those beautiful flower pictures with them I wouldn’t complain.


      • Yes! I would absolutely love to!!!! And thank you for following me. If you go back a ways you will see the owl that lived in my backyard for 6 months and she still visits. I have tons of pictures of her. I love wildlife and I connect to nature and there is where I find myself and peace

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      • Ohhhh I don’t think anyone can be more obsessed than I am. We are neck and neck!!!!
        She came when my dog was dying. She had two babies and one baby connected with me and we had long conversations that I recorded and put on my blog. Tons of pictures. I am sure people were finally like OMG enough with the owl! But she was awesome. I got so many months with her every single day. She’s on my instagram too if you want to follow that. Would be easier to find her there, just scroll down

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