Lyrical Somerville – August 23

On August 23, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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Robert K. Johnson was the poetry editor of the Ibbetson Street literary magazine. Now retired, he had taught at Suffolk University for many years. He is the author of several collections of verse and has been widely published in the small press.

 

A PINK-WRAPPED DAWN

(for Laurie Colwin)

Robert K. Johnson

How plush

your luck is

 

when,

waking up,

 

what you see

 

is a gift

beyond

 

anything

you deserve.

 

 

“PA KING HERE”

 

I say: Hooray

for this faulty parking sign.

Hooray

for all faulty parking signs,

for every kind of faulty sign–

you are My People!

You are Me!

 

— Robert K. Johnson

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