Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Painted Cat by Michael Lee Johnson

In case you can't read the text:

Painted Cat
By Michael Lee Johnson

The painted cat
on my balcony
hangs in the sun,
bleaches out
it is wooden
survival kit,
cut short-
then rots
widen in joints,
no infant sparrow wings
nestled in the hole
beneath its neck-
then falls down.
No longer a swinger
in latter days, August wind.

Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois.  He has been published in more than 875 small press magazines in twenty-seven countries, and he edits 9 poetry sites.    Author's website http://poetryman.mysite.com/  He has over 70 poetry videos on YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/user/poetrymanusa/videos