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If You Find No Poem (V3) If You Find No Poem (V3)
by Michael Lee Johnson
2014-12-24 11:34:55
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If You Find No Poem (V3)

If you find
no poem on
your doorstep
in the morning,
no paper, no knock on your door,
your life poorly edited
but no broken dashes
or injured meter-

if you do not wear white
satin dresses late in life
embroidered with violet
flowers on the collar;
nor do you have
burials daily
across main street-

if no one whispers
in your ear, Emily Dickinson-
you feel alone-
but not reclusive-
the sand child
still sleeping in your eyes-
wiping your tears away-

if you find
no poem on
your doorstep-
you know
you are not from New England.

Michael Lee Johnson kindly made available for us an audio, reading of the poem. You can listen to it, HERE!


   
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Leah Sellers2014-12-24 18:05:07
New England is, indeed, a very beautiful and significant historical and present day Literary Beacon in the United States of America, and throughout the World in one form or another, dear Sir.
Thank you for this sadly bitter-sweet reminder of that Fact and Romantic/Philosophically Thought provoking Artistry, Michael Lee Johnson.


bohdan2014-12-26 04:26:08
sweet


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