Milton P.Ehrlich


My Plan

As a member of the New Jersey
Mycological Society I was always
the first to discover a Morel in April.
After I’m dead and buried
I will write in white letters
(meaning between the lines)
to whoever’s in charge to order
a cosmic command to tell the worms
to get out of my way when the earth
thrusts me back up on an April day
as a fully erect Morel.




Milton P. Ehrlich Ph.D. is an 89-year-old psychologist and a veteran
of the Korean War. He has published poems in Poetry Review, The
Antigonish Review, London Grip, Arc Poetry Magazine, Descant Literary
Magazine, Wisconsin Review, Red Wheelbarrow, and the New York Times.