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Mike Sonksen

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Mike Sonksen

Mike Sonksen, aka Mike the Poet, is a 3rd-generation L.A. native acclaimed for poetry performances, published articles and mentoring teen writers. His book, I Am Alive in Los Angeles! has been added to the curriculum of several universities and high schools. His work celebrates literary Los Angeles.

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          I am alive in Los Angeles!
          I am alive in Los Angeles!
Here in the wild, wild west..
The warm wind hits my face,
I walk across stained concrete,
I cry tears of joy on Flower Street..
I watch families dancing
on their porches on Christmas Eve.
I smile widely