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Michael Lee Johnson, US
 

 

 

Free Verse

 

Moon Sleep

 

I stick
my hand
out toward
the sea,
roll out my palm.
I offer a plank,
a trail for you.
Follow out into the water
and the salty stars.
When you stretch out
and give your heart
to the final moment
of the glass night sky,
draw me in

sketch my face
on the edge
of our moon

over ages of celestial
moon sleep and dust.

2007

 

 

Dancer of the Shoe Poem

 

Dancer of the shoe poem,
I trip over your shoe string
dress or gown
and keep walking with a beat,
you're missing a step,
let me take you there,
or did the ghost of the night
take your slippers away

move right, slightly left,
back one half-step.
Dancer of the shoe poem,
it's my duty
to take you away
in a love feast.
Thank you for this dance.

2009

 

Michael Lee Johnson, US—Ekphrastic Free Verse: Jesse's Homeless Face

Michael Lee Johnson, US—Ekphrastic Free Verse: Around My World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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