Eben Wood

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

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.