Knee 5 of Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass concludes the epic opera with a poem/text which I have often see attributed to Samuel M Johnson, usually titled as Lovers on a Park Bench. I can find no concrete or useful information about this person online.
The late Samuel M. Johnson originated the role of Mr. Johnson and was the patriarch of the original 1976 “Einstein on the Beach” company. He had appeared in the CBS series “Beacon Hill”, in the movies “Night Watch” and “Shuttle Escapade”, and in “Everybody Dance”, a musical comedy.
But even these clues haven't lead me to anything more substantial. Although it does rule out the 18th Century British writer Samuel Johnson.
Can anyone expand at all on the origin of the text/poem and it's author? Was this a one off or does he have a body of work? Was he a contemporary of Glass? Is he still alive today? Did he receive a writing credit/royalties? All information gladly received.