width=61 height=87> Voracious Verses
Spring / Summer 2009


Michael Lee Johnson


Rainbow in April

April again,

the wind

falls in love with itself

skipping across asphalt

and concrete bare

with the breaking weather.

A rainbow

is half arched, 

broken off deep

into the aorta

of the sky.

It hangs

from elastic

rubber bands

of mixed colors

dipped in God's



by the fingertips

of Michelangelo.

April again,

the wind steps high.

 2009 Michael Lee Johnson

About the Poet:

Michael Lee Johnson is a poet, and freelance writer. He is self-employed in advertising, and selling custom promotional products. He is the author of The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom, http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?isbn=0-595-46091-7. He has also published two chapbooks of poetry. He is also nominated for the James B. Baker Award in poetry, Sam's Dot Publishing. He is a contributor in the Silver Boomers poetry anthology about aging baby boomers, by Silver Boomer Books. Michael Lee Johnson presently resides in Itasca, Illinois, United States. He lived in Canada during the Vietnam era and will be published as a contributor poet in the anthology Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era publication scheduled for early 2008. He has been published in USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Turkey, Fuji, Nigeria, Algeria, Africa, India, United Kingdom, Republic of Sierra Leone, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia.

Visit his website at: http://poetryman.mysite.com/. He is now the publisher, editor of Poetic Legacy, http://www.poetriclegacy.mysite.com/; and Birds By My Window: Willow Tree Poems at, http://birdsbywindow.blogspot.com/; and A Tender Touch & A Shade of Blue: http://atendertouch.blogspot.com/. All publications are now open for submissions. Audio MP3 of poems, of Mr. Johnson, are available on request.