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Issue 11



Authors

Bainbridge, Jim
Bobb, Michael
Bounds, Sandra
Campbell, Brandon
Chastain, Brooke
Colline, Virginie
Dow, Jean Hagert
Edwards, David
Franco Fatzinger, Ines
Gifford, Ashley
Giri, Mahima
Greenz, Green
Hanson, Christopher Kenneth
Huffman, A.j.
Lebeau, Mary Delle
Margo, Matt
May, Nancy
Mccarthy, John
Melton, Bill
Patterson, Jonathan
Pella, Patricia
Robbins, Doug
Roe , Luke
Ruzkowski, Andrew
Rycroft, Thomas
Scott, Andrew
Singh, K D
Singh, Kanwar Dinesh
Steele, Craig
Tejwani, Soniya




Matt Margo



I will fall more ill
than the sickest children. You
are like a virus.




Matt Margo



At midnight, I think
about the happiness we?ll
share only in thoughts.




Virginie Colline



popsicle kisses
the sweet sixteen is laughing
on the Ferris wheel




Sandra Bounds



Rainy Winter day
perfect time to stay inside
and write poetry




Sandra Bounds



Golden hickory
aglow in Autumn's warm sun
Nature's menorah




Sandra Bounds



Soft boas of clouds
feather and drape a blue sky
not a hint of rain




Jean Hagert Dow



skipping in light rain
hopping over mud puddles
falling face down, ugh




Nancy May



A cold windy breeze
Follows the hungry birds trail -
Seeds patiently wait




Nancy May



A steaming pot boils
A brown egg in hot water -
Soldiers dip in yolk




David Edwards



sand does not resist
either footstep, wind, or tide
a beach smooth... long... wide




Patricia Pella



at the old sea wall
waves sweep pebbles over rocks-
the sounds of applause




Michael Bobb



Embarrassed, diving
into her pillow, she feared
revealing herself.




Thomas Rycroft



th? old nature trail-
a single wellington boot
stands in frozen mud




Thomas Rycroft



retirement home-
the tree shakes free its last leaves
crunching underfoot




Mahima Giri



invading sunshine
through the blinds of my window
culminates the dream




Mahima Giri



reflection of moon
spills on the waters at night
tides of love heighten




K D Singh



The fine morning glade
Sieving across the green groves
A glittering jade




Kanwar Dinesh Singh



The sun and the rain
Rejoice freely, candidly
The heavenly twain!




Ines Franco Fatzinger



One wrong fantasy
After no lofty places
Embraced down spiral




Ines Franco Fatzinger



The trees of my youth
Branches swaying in the breeze
Pecans fell that day




Green Greenz



i don't see faces
when i see people most days.
i just see targets.




Jim Bainbridge



honeymoon photos?
our grandchildren will see us
wearing antique clothes




Doug Robbins



Little boy grows up.
Little girl loves another.
Boy loves the bottle.




Luke Roe



Listening to jazz
While hiking through the damp woods,
Wet as a virgin




Craig Steele



I yank silver hairs
peeking through my dark gray mane...
new spring in my step




Craig Steele



Almanac in hand
farmer glares across his field --
distant clouds drop rain




Craig Steele



early spring morning
we shiver inside our coats --
crocus bulbs bursting




Mary Delle LeBeau



black crow on white snow
four toed print thatches pathway
Russian winter dream




Mary Delle LeBeau



red leaf on black earth
gilded maple etches mind
hills roll in color




Mahima Giri



tiny drops of time
drip into ripples of age
memories accrue




Soniya Tejwani



She embraces death
With a kiss she tries to leave
Her family dead




Luke Roe



What does the raven
perched on the parking meter
really mean to say?




Green Greenz



i wouldn't be so
lonely if i could sleep with
a rifle at night.




Christopher Kenneth Hanson



Rays of crisp blue light
Dancing upon the sea floor
Rainbow fish drift by.




Andrew Scott



Always rushing by
too busy for me and them
no talk anymore




Andrew Scott



Always climbing up
to limitless potential
in the endless sky




Andrew Scott



Am dreaming of her
snuggled up close with her now
so peaceful, such love




Bill Melton



sometimes thoughts spring up
demanding not to be heard
but to be written




Jonathan Patterson



red scarf left behind
on cold steel of metro rails
heel print in fresh snow




Jonathan Patterson



black terns fly away
weighing down unborn dreams like
stones on balloon strings




John McCarthy



no one found me here
sleeping in rain without you
this is called melting




John McCarthy



rain falls on petals
flowers bend and shake in dirt
garden symphony




Brandon Campbell



In twinkling starscape,
I search for God. I find Him
shattered in the stars.




Brandon Campbell



In a river red,
fish with prosthetic tail-fins
can still swim upstream.




Brooke Chastain



Fast food restaurant:
You are evil; I hate you?
so affordable.




Ashley Gifford



Instrument in hand
Black splurges on the paper
Leaving my mind blank




Ashley Gifford



In my current life
Sleep is just a memory
Words crawl through my mind




Andrew Ruzkowski



You are in the South.
I am shaking in the North.
Cut trees wait with me.




Andrew Ruzkowski



Four lungs, city night-
a black fruit sliced. Enveloped
breath, we are faceless.




A.J. Huffman



The colors fall. Dark.
Soft. They whisper: Remember.
But what is the point?