On the Mend by Damon E. Johnson


I’m ok

I’m a big boy now

and I sleep all by myself


I’m no longer disenchanted by not having you to hold

And I’m actually kind of getting use to the quiet nights alone with just my books and a bottle of wine to keep me company.


I finally got around to changing the sheets and pillow cases

that for weeks seemed to embrace the familiar scent of your skin. And just yesterday I discarded our favorite comforter.


I even removed your picture from the nightstand.

You know, the one with you wearing that sexy red sundress I bought while we were in Panama last year.


So you see

I’m ok

I’m a big boy now

and I sleep all by myself.

But sometimes…I cry.


© Damon E. Johnson


Excerpt from the book “The Vineyard ~ Exploding Grapes”

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About the Author

Damon E. Johnson is an accomplished freelance writer and poet currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He has two prior poetry books to his credit. Cited for its raw feelings and expressions of love, Rhythm in My Blues, Damon’s debut collection, was a stellar introduction to the poetry world. He continued to excite his readers with his follow up collection: The Vineyard: Exploding Grapes, which blasted onto the scene with raw passion and sensuality. Both works solidified Damon as a force in the literary world of poetry.

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  1. Gorgeously human writing, so touching and intimate.

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