Pilgrims seek
Ethereal feelings
Like choral works
For the blind to hear
Textures and colors
For the deaf to see
Precious gems
Excavated for the soul
Beyond intersections

All the while
Behind everyone’s back
Whispering with angels

Praying begging

Richard Eric Johnson lives and writes poetry in Arlington, Virginia. He has authored four full-length poetry collections and his poetry has appeared in numerous journals. Eric is also a Pushcart nominee.He is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.A. in Germanic Languages and an M.S. in Education. After a tour in Viet Nam and West Berlin, he embarked on a career as a public servant and is now very happily retired.