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Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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Catch On The Fly



Full barrel up 53 north,

heading to Lake Zurich, IL,

Christian talk radio 1660

on the radio dial,

crisp winter day

sunbeams dancing down

on the pavement like midgets.

85 mph in a 65 mph zone,

just to aggravate the police,

black Chevy S10 pick up,

shows what a deviant I am

in dark colors.

Running late for a client appointment,

creating poems on a small hand held recorder

knowing there is not payment for this madness

in this little captured taped area of words.

Headlights down the highway for a legacy

into the future, day dreaming like a fool obsessed.

Working out the layout of this poem or getting my ego in place,

I will catch up with the imagery when I get back home.

This is my life, a poem in the middle of the highway.

Scampering, no one catches me when I'm speeding

like this.


                                                   -Michael Lee Johnson