Reincarnation (V4)
By Michael Lee Johnson

Next life I will be a little higher up the pecking order.
No longer a dishwasher at the House of Pancakes
or Ricky’s All Day Grill, or Sunday night small dog thief.
I will evolve into the Prince of Bullfrogs.  Crickets don’t bother me.
Swamp flies don’t bother me–I eat them.  Alligators I avoid.
I urinate on lily pads, mate across borders and continents at will.
Someone else from India can wash my dishes for me.
Forward all complaints to the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Eben Wood

Michael Lee Johnson, Itasca, IL. internationally published poet in 38 countries.  Many nominations for poetry.