By Mike Turner

Love
is to take
the essence of oneself

And offer it up
Naked, defenseless, vulnerable
to another

With faith
that it will be vouchsafed tenderly

And lingering knowledge
that all may be lost

And yet
We love

Mike Turner is a songwriter and poet living on the US Gulf Coast. He was named Male Gospel Entertainer of the Year by the Alabama Music Association (2016) and the North America Country Music Associations International (2017), and was featured on the “15 Minutes of Fame Stage” at the 2020 Monroeville Literary Festival. Mike’s recordings have received play throughout the US, UK, Europe, New Zealand and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. His poems have been published in several print and on-line literary journals; his poem, “A Flash of Blue,” was awarded 1st Place in the 2020 Springtime Contest at Academy of the Heart and Mind.

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