Friday, April 14, 2017

Children in the Sky by Michael Lee Johnson

There is a full moon,
distant in this sky tonight, 

Gray planets planted
on an aging white, face.

Children, living and dead,
love the moon with small hearts.

Those in heaven already take gold thread,
drop the moon down for us all to see.

Those alive with us, look out their 
bedroom windows tonight,
we smile, then prayers, then sleep.

Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. He is a Canadian and USA citizen. Today, Michael is a poet, editor, publisher, freelance writer, amateur photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. He has been nominated for 2 Pushcart Prize awards for poetry, 2015 and nominated Best of the Net, 2016. Michael is also the administrator of a Facebook poetry group with over 12,500 members:  

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