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Summer Meadow by Anna Billing

Coastal warm breeze
off Santa Monica, California
the sun turns salt
shaker upside down
and it rains white smog, a humid mist.
No thunder, no lightening,
nothing else to do
except for sashay
forward into liquid
and swim
into eternal days
like this.


About the writer:
MICHAEL LEE JOHNSON lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet in the greater Chicagoland area, Illinois. He has 300 YouTube poetry videos. Michael Lee Johnson is an internationally published poet in 45 countries, a song lyricist, has several published poetry books, has been nominated for seven Pushcart Prize awards, and six Best of the Net nominations. He is editor-in-chief of 3 poetry anthologies, all available on Amazon, and has several poetry books and chapbooks. He has over 453 published poems. Michael is the administrator of six Facebook Poetry groups and a member of the Illinois State Poetry Society.

Image: Summer Meadow by Anna Billing (1849-1927). No medium specified. No size specified. 1885. Public domain.

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