The McKinley Review Magazine

Saskatchewan Sky

By: Michael Lee Johnson | Posted on: July 2018 



just a preview of love,

chip off

an edge of


chip an edge off


and opening

multiple eyes

toward spring.

They-lovers, find themselves

near evening bushfire-

great seal fish and open lake,

cuddle together-

so wonderful there-

where she comes from,

where did she go to

from here.


Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era and is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, amateur photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois.  Mr. Johnson published in more than 1016 publications, his poems have appeared in 36 countries, he edits, publishes 10 different poetry sites. Michael Lee Johnson, Itasca, IL, nominated for 2 Pushcart Prize awards for poetry 2015/1 Best of the Net 2016/and 2 Best of the Net 2017.  He also has 161 poetry videos on YouTube: He is the Editor-in-chief of the anthology, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze: and Editor-in-chief of a second poetry anthology, Dandelion in a Vase of Roses which is now available here: