Medicine Man – Author Damon E. Johnson


Like a once vibrant canary

that has lost the ability to sing

she quietly prayed for change

and waited patiently until

one day he walked into her dreams

carrying a black duffle bag

that contained the antidote

for her long suffering

He opened his bag and removed

a syringe filled with promise

Then climbed down her throat

and injected life into her soul.

And soon her new song became their anthem


© Damon E. Johnson


Excerpt from the book “The Vineyard ~ Exploding Grapes”


About the Author

Damon E. Johnson is an accomplished freelance writer and poet currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He has two prior poetry books to his credit. Cited for its raw feelings and expressions of love, Rhythm in My Blues, Damon’s debut collection, was a stellar introduction to the poetry world. He continued to excite his readers with his follow up collection: The Vineyard: Exploding Grapes, which blasted onto the scene with raw passion and sensuality. Both works solidified Damon as a force in the literary world of poetry.



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2 replies

  1. love the metaphors.. great piece!


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