you know I was there when your father died the VC death and you know I left before your arrival in this Alexandria salon where you cut my hair you tell me of your latest conversations with Buddha long letters to Jesus you smile when I tell you of my poetry commemorating times places and names on a wall we rest now on this ark in high waters share peace and dreams
Author: Richard Johnson
Richard Eric Johnson served in Viet Nam 1967-68 as an MP with the 509th Radio Research Group. He subsequently served in West Berlin 1968-70 as a German language linguist. He retired from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department as a road patrol officer in Indianapolis. Johnson has authored four books of poetry, most recently “Watching Angels Dance By Candlelight” (Loose Moose Press, 2019).