Michael Lee Johnson [photo courtesy of the author]  

One Day Words

One day here
then you go.
Light, moods,
speculation, depression
day by day–
then you go.
Rivers, streams,
go dry.
Simple words.

[Poem originally appeared in the Mar/Apr 2011 issue of Sketchbook.]

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MICHAEL LEE JOHNSON lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era.  Today he is a poet, freelance writer, photographer who experiments with poetography (blending poetry with photography), and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois, who has been published in more than 750 small press magazines in 26 countries and edits 7 poetry sites.  Michael is the author of The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom and several chapbooks of poetry, including From Which Place the Morning Rises, Challenge of Night and Day and Chicago Poems.  He also has over 69 poetry videos on YouTube.  Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.