Mike Aquilina

Some hundred miles of cable span the skies
and stretch beneath the streets from you to me.
Expensive men and instruments assize
your signal strength and tone and clarity.

But where’s the gauge to count or man to mark
the elements conveyed across the wire
each time you call: the copper takes the spark
and bears your voice, your warmth, your light, your fire.


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    Mike Aquilina happens to be one of my favorite poets and writers. The first poems I read were to his wife and Mike shared them in a book about his family called “LOVE IN THE LITTLE THINGS.” They are some of his many poems but they are his best!!! Terry Fenwick