Robert K. Johnson
Bio Note: I wrote my first poem (and first short story) while in grade school many moons ago. I loved what I did and never stopped doing it. So, in addition to being a college English teacher for many years, I have had poems published individually in a wide variety of magazines and in a goodly number of collections.
Our Backyard Patio's Garden,
Japanese small-scaled and delicate, includes a bowl we fill with seeds for finches, wrens and others till a huge brown bird swoops down—its flapping wings smashing a dozen flowers— and flies off with a chipmunk clutched in its claws while our garden's setting tries to return to what it was but will never be again.
©2020 Robert K. Johnson
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