Heaven is My Horse to Fly

Author | Michael Lee Johnson

A common horse fly
peripatetic traveler
vacationing in my world
into my bathroom,
(ride me cowboy, fly)
it’s summer time-
lands on my toilet seat
pit stops at Nikki’s Bar & Grill,
kitty litter box, refuels.
Thirteen round trips
buzzing my skin and skull-
he calls them “short runs.”
Steady pilot, good mileage,
frequent flier credits.
I swat his war journey,
splat, downed, then, an abrupt end.


About the Author | Michael Lee Johnson has been published in more than 998 publications, his poems have appeared in 34 countries, he edits, publishes 10 different poetry sites. He has been nominated 2 Pushcart Prize awards for poetry 2015 and 2 nominations Best of the Net 2016 and 2017. He also has 139 poetry videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/poetrymanusa/videos. I have worked hard at my poetry efforts, hard at helping other aspiring poets, and very fortunate of some success.