Michael Lee Johnson

Michael Lee Johnson

Michael Lee Johnson lives in Chicago, IL after spending 10 years in Edmonton, Alberta Canada during the Viet Nam era. He is a freelance writer and poet. He is heavy influenced by Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Irving Layton, and Leonard Cohen. 250 plus poems published.

Cicada Bugs and Carol & Blind Man in Café, poems by Michael Lee Johnson

I walk this pain and joy
like a deity with you
for life it seems inhabits us
like a run on sentence
for no assumed reason.
17 years together
since the last calling
of the cicadas-


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Bipolar & Gotham, Oil on Canvas, poems by Michael Lee Johnson

Awake night light
jungle twisted branches of thought.
One character linked to the
insane personality of the other.
Bipolar in a universe of singles.
The fear of aloneness hearing
cracks in your walls; jumbling joy
of jumping into the municipal pool
in Hillside, Illinois at 3 am.


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