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Michael Lee Johnson

About this Christian Poet:
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. To date he has over 290 poems published in over 117 journals and online publications. He is a member of Poets & Writers, Inc and Directory of American Poets and Fictions Writers. He has been published in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Nigeria, India, and the United Kingdom.

Playful

Nothing
more playful
than a gray
moth dancing
— skeleton wings—
and a green-eyed
cat prancing
— paws swatting—
around a
lit kerosene
lamp
— shadow boxing—
and we all
had fun
in the
moonlight

Copyright ©2007 by Michael Lee Johnson