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Michael Lee Johnson is an internationally published poet in 46 countries or republics, a song lyricist, has several published poetry books, has been nominated for 7 Pushcart Prize awards, and 6 Best of the Net nominations. He has over 312 poetry videos on YouTube.


Trigger Warning

Tired of hunger
tired of emptiness
late February winter snow
crow claws locked in
on my condo balcony
steel railings.
Their desperate eyes
focus in on my green eye
their search begins,
I go to bed, no ruffled feathers showing
their imaginary dreams of green
black wings fly flapping
the hunt, scavengers, over barren fields
shadows in the way
now late August
summer sun
bright yellow
turning orange
hard corn.

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