When I Die (V3) – Michael Lee Johnson

When I die

not if I die

library of congress


small press

will close out my memory card

close out my small condominium unit

rent it out.  Those unfinished poems,

date undated, tossed out with trash.

My tower computer, obsolete

to miniature handheld devises.

My tower is a small penis that cannot get up.

Skyscrapers are dwarfs.

They draw a period to their doorstep.

In my grave cylinder beneath willow tree earth

complete poems go, illusive, informative

no big words:

When I die

not if I die.

© Michael Lee Johnson


Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. He is a Canadian and USA citizen. Today he is a poet, editor, publisher, freelance writer, amateur photographer, small business owner in Itasca, Illinois.  He has been published in more than 880 small press magazines in 27 countries, and he edits 10 poetry sites.  Author’s website http://poetryman.mysite.com/.

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