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Issue 10



Authors

(anna Maria), Dr.mary Annie A.v.
Booth, Lea
Bounds, Sandra
Burfield, Tony
Caudill, Belinda
Colline, Virginie
Currin, Anne
Dow, Jean Hagert
Edwards, David
England, Kristina
Goldfarb, Reuven
Hanson, Christopher Kenneth
Harris, Will
Hemmerich, Matt
Hopper, Stephanie
Howell, Traci
Jones, Grahame
Ketover Prilik, Pearl
Kosler, Sonja
Manus, Grady
Margo, Matt
May, Nancy
Mcalpine, Patricia
Orr Stone, Mauri
Park, Christine
Smothers, Shirley
Steele, Craig
Swofford, Ryan




Sonja Kosler



maple leaves shiver
waning half moon suspended
slow vanishing act




Grahame Jones



Dandelion spores
paraglide the gust of wind
to prospective homes.




Shirley Smothers



A stolen poem
Took credit for my effort
Poem was removed




Stephanie Hopper



Away we fly now
Through starlit skies above us
To visit the moon




Stephanie Hopper



A dewy green blade
Bids the bright dawn good morning
To begin the day




Stephanie Hopper



Glowing orb above
Fierce and fiery ablaze
Burns and sears the earth




Reuven Goldfarb



Mist fills the valley,
billows up, obscures the hills.
Droplets coat the leaves.




Craig Steele



at Mom's funeral ?
I hate the people who say
she looks so good, now




Craig Steele



at my mother's wake
the sweet scent of apple pie
causes me to gag




Craig Steele



spooning afterwards ?
companionable silence
between each heartbeat




Shirley Smothers



A pain deep inside
The pregnancy has ended
Grieve my unborn child




Jean Hagert Dow



a cold May morning
greets reddish brown centipede
in warm white bathtub




Jean Hagert Dow



in line or no line
adding a touch of wind gusts
without a life link




Christopher Kenneth Hanson



Mirrored through water
Cold brown stones underneath me
A red leaf floats by.




Traci Howell



Young Weeping Willow
Cascades just over the Earth
Shimmers, Mystical




Traci Howell



Cloudburst Shatters Forth
Quick- commence the dynamics
Teardrops from Heaven




Traci Howell



halo set ablaze
up in the sky-black moon hides
annular eclipse




David Edwards



the alarm clock whirrs
with dark incongruity
it is Too A.M.




David Edwards



under trees the air
thick and sweet with blossom scent
bumble bees frighten




David Edwards



The open window
sound of lawn mower engines
smell of fresh-cut grass




Belinda Caudill



I know of no one
that would wrap up the sunshine
and give it to me.




Patricia McAlpine



Birds sing in mornings,
a lively chatter at dawn.
I breathe in the day.




Mauri Orr Stone



the impatient sun
rising earlier each day
gladdens dawn's birdsong




Mauri Orr Stone



short sleeves and bare feet
we can play all the long day
and sleep the short night




Mauri Orr Stone



heat's shimmering glow
changes stretches of highway
to hand-blown glass paths




Nancy May



Medication helps
Invalids laying in beds ?
Health sits on petals




Will Harris



Cold gives way to warm
This season hope starts anew
Today I saw you




Sandra Bounds



Thin sliver of moon
hangs askew in the darkness
of an Autumn sky




Sandra Bounds



Leaves drift and scatter
at the mercy of the wind
Autumn's ghosts of Spring




Sandra Bounds



Leaves fall and scatter
softly cover the Earth's bed
with Winter's warm quilt




Pearl Ketover Prilik



Cat on windowsill
Folding boneless in sunlight
Origami breathes




Matt Hemmerich



words you spoke dripped with
ink?elusive mess scribbles
fiction on the floor




Matt Hemmerich



thrashing in the leaves,
there was an animal trapped
your disheveled cuts




Virginie Colline



insouciant hours
crazy hopscotch and leapfrog
in the spring garden




Christine Park



Albino Peacock
Such beauty and elegance
Feathers white as snow




Grady Manus



night grieves loss of light
stars tentatively console
? unmoved, nighthawks dance




Grady Manus



great blue heron stands
motionless shadow watching
? nearby wild plums bloom




Grady Manus



death shroud of white mist
borne on whisper-soft cat paws ?
river valley morn




Kristina England



Leaves unfold morning.
Mother picks gnats from her chicks
Rain muddies our lawn.




Kristina England



Water laps at dirt,
peeling back the road ahead.
My car bumps along.




Dr.Mary Annie A.V. (anna Maria)



the last winter's tale
leaves snow on my brown door step
my feet frost bitten.




Dr.Mary Annie A.V. (anna Maria)



Lovers kiss and tell
tales blown in the summer winds
my eyes share secrets




Dr.Mary Annie A.V. (anna Maria)



at night the dog barks
shadows on my wall reflect
the patter of rains




Anne Currin



Imagination:
Closed eyes let us make believe
life's not as it seems.




Tony Burfield



flip-flop down the creek?
tripping along the mud bank,
a tall one-flop man




Ryan Swofford



Black branches fade blue
shivering under wet dew
and snap and crush me




Lea Booth



One limb hanging down
into the river's pathway
changes everything.




Lea Booth



Covered in winter's
branches, moon rises from a
bed of soft gray clouds.




Lea Booth



Snowflakes shaken out -
a softly sewn patternless
quilt of purest white.




Matt Margo



The sky splits open
and a waterfall rushes
from the void like light.