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Group Therapy


Wind chimes.

Itís going to rain tonight, thunder.

Iím going to lead the group tonight talking

about Rational Emotive Therapy,

belief challenges thought change,

Dr. Albert Ellis.

Iím a hero in my self-worship,

self-infused patient of my pain,

thoughtful, probabilistic atheism

with a slant toward Jesus in private.

Rules roll gently creeping

through my body with arthritis 

a hint of mental pain.

Sitting in my 2001 Chevy S-10 truck,

writing this poem, late as usual.

Itís going to rain, thunder

heavy tonight.



Cold Gray (V2)


Below the clouds

forming in my eyes,

your soft eyes,

delicate as warm silk words,

used to support the love I held for you.


Cold, now gray, the sea tide

inside turns to poignant foam

upside down separates-

only ghosts now live between us.


Yet, dreamlike, fortune-teller,

bearing no relation to reality-

my heart is beyond the sea now.

A relaxing breeze sweeps

across the flat surface of me.

I write this poem to you,

neglectfully sacrificing our love.

I leave big impressions

with a terrible hush inside.

Gray bones now bleach with memories,
Iím a solitary figure standing
here, alone, along the shoreline.





Michael Lee Johnson,
Itasca, Illinois, and Canada


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