Aphelion Issue 279, Volume 26
December 2022/January 2023
Long Fiction and Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Submission Guidelines
Contact Us
Flash Writing Challenge
Dan's Promo Page

Thunder, Witches, and Queen

by Michael Lee Johnson

I love this walk lightening on this isle
slide into your brain cells, I park.

I'm rolling heartache
in your love daggered night.

Your imaginary lover departs.

I stand on solid ground.
You tremble, pastor me, and preach,
I ping millions of fibers
inside your blue hornet eyes,
tormented, dark visions-
black haunted night,

you scream out of pitch

"You bitch,
you're nothing but thunder,
witches and queen."

Try the audio version
© 2022 Michael Lee Johnson.

Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet in the greater Chicagoland area, IL. He has 266 YouTube poetry videos. Michael Lee Johnson is an internationally published poet in 44 countries, several published poetry books, nominated for 5 Pushcart Prize awards and 6 Best of the Net nominations. He is editor-in-chief of 3 poetry anthologies, all available on Amazon, and has several poetry books and chapbooks. He has over 443 published poems. Michael is the administrator of 6 Facebook Poetry groups. Member Illinois State Poetry Society: http://www.illinoispoets.org/

Find more by Michael Lee Johnson in the Author Index.

Comment on this story in the Aphelion Forum

Return to Aphelion's Index page.