Poems by JH Johnson
Poems I often write over coffee.
Memories of a balloon launch in elementary school motivates this poem.
Published in The Poet: Childhood Anthology
Some days, I am just in a mood to write a totally wacky poem.
Published in The Cabinet of Heed Literary Journal.
Another random google search was the inspiration for this poem.
Published in Dreich Winter Xtra.
A heartfelt story about a young boy's first encounter with death of a loved one.
Published in Boston Literary Magazine.
A poem motivated by this original artwork from Josef Capek, a Czech artist in the early 1900s who also is credited with coining the term "robot."
Published in The Ekphrastic World Anthology
Reflections on what it means to socialize during the COVID pandemic.
First appeared in Circumference Zine at Pi, January 2021.
A random google search on a fun fact led me to write this odd historical poem about the origin of roller coasters.
Published in The Metaworker Literary Journal.
A random you tube video was the inspiration for this poem, which tells the story of the last living man who witnessed a gruesome historical event.
First published in Sundial Magazine.
Reflections on the life of squirrels at Halloween.
First published in Dreich Winter Xtra.
Ringside tickets and a boyhood dream come true in a flashback to the 1980s.
First published in The Daily Drunk.
According to the American Academy of Poets, a sestina is "a complex, thirty-nine-line poem featuring the intricate repetition of end-words in six stanzas and an envoi."
First published in What Rough Beast.
An Abecedarian about a Paddleboard Race on Martha's Vineyard. Based on a true story.
Published in Unique Poetry.
"Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason."
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