Sunday, 5 May 2019

2 Poems by Michael Lee Johnson

Leonard Cohen My Friend (V2)


Death is a bitch and a whore

comes with hat on or off,

Jewish, Christian or lover years ago called Nancy.

Death is a passport, a left behind baggage note.

My leverage sinks, I see you pass human.

These my fears, your fright, being broke, old-royalties stole Suzanne.

Now branches, extended limbs, point outward nowhere-

doors Montreal collapse tomb, dance with me,

end perfume love, a few dead flowers.


Saskatchewan Sky

Saskatchewan

sky,

just a preview of love,

chip off

an edge of

prairie

chip an edge off

winter-

and opening

multiple eyes

toward spring.

They-lovers, find themselves

near evening bush fire-

great seal fish and open lake,

cuddle together-

so wonderful there-

where she comes from,

where did she go to

from here.


Bionote

Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era and is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, amateur photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois.  Mr. Johnson published in more than 1032 publications, his poems have appeared in 37 countries, he edits, publishes 10 different poetry sites.  Michael Lee Johnson, Itasca, IL, nominated for 2 Pushcart Prize awards for poetry 2015/1 Best of the Net 2016/and 2 Best of the Net 2017.  He also has 161 poetry videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/poetrymanusa/videos.  He is the editor-in-chief of the anthology, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530456762 and editor-in-chief of a second poetry anthology, Dandelion in a Vase of Roses which is available here:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1545352089.  Michael is also editor-in-chief of Warriors with Wings, a smaller anthology due for release in early summer 2018.

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