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  Table of contents Issue Twenty BALL JAR


I am the cut-off ends of yellow lemon,
end cuts off green lime skin and juice
squeezed, mixed with Pure Vitamin crystals
heavy-duty vitamin C, leads me to Christ.
I hang my survival on orange and lime trees.
I cut you with Chicago cutlery knives.
6 ounces of Barton vodka brand a twist of above,
between this night, my thighs, my thoughts
morning is the master of exchanges of fluids myself or others.
Life is a single squeeze both ends of both fruits.
Jerk me hands free top end of a Ball Jar a hinge of plastic.
Bring me to the end of the straw, up/down over again
mix it/mix me to the end of hell.




Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era: now known as the Illinois poet, from Itasca, IL. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, photographer who experiments with poetography (blending poetry with photography), and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois, who has been published in more than 875 small press magazines in 27 countries, he edits 10 poetry sites. Michael is the author of The Lost American: "From Exile to Freedom", several chapbooks of poetry, including "From Which Place the Morning Rises" and "Challenge of Night and Day", and "Chicago Poems". He also has over 91 poetry videos on YouTube. Read Michael's poetry elsewhere: poetryman.mysite.com, lulu.com/spotlight/promomanusa, www.youtube.com/user/poetrymanusa/video, and amazon.com/The-Lost-American-Exile-Freedom. Follow Michael Lee Johnson on Facebook/poetrymanusa, and twitter/poetrymanusa. Johnson's poem I Am The Dustman appears in the Summer 2015 issue, his poem Painted Cat appears in the Halloween 2015 issue of HelloHorror, and his poem Jesus In the Nighttime City appears in the Spring 2016 issue of HelloHorror.

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