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Issue 13



Authors

Abdi, Fadumo
Alvarez, Mike
Berza, April Mae
Bounds, Sandra
Chappell, Grace Hughes
Clark Monagle, Sarah
Cooper, Eb
Daemon, Daun
Davis, Kellen
Davis, Sydney
Dow, Jean Hagert
Edwards, David
Ekins, Amy
Giri, Mahima
Gray, Mel
Green, Damien
Gribble, Tom
Hansen, Max Christian
Hanson, Christopher Kenneth
Harringer, Talon
Head, Beverly
Houlis, Alexandra
Manus, Grady
May, Nancy
Melton, Bill
Obrien, Michael
Philbin, Grant
Scacco, Peter
Slemp, Nathan
Smothers, Shirley
Summers, R.g.
Welsh, Chelsea
Whipple, Allyson
Woglom, James
Znaidi, Ali




Talon Harringer



watching the clouds turn
from pearl white to sullen black
cherry blossoms smile




April Mae Berza



between the pages
of my book, the rose petals
scented evermore.




April Mae Berza



Raindrops are bullets
The clouds are firing the streets
I once have trodden.




Beverly Head



Buried your letters
Breast deep with bad vinegar
Sent your words to hell




Amy Ekins



she makes kid-skin gloves
slips them over her creased hands
holds her neighbour's boy




James Woglom



Worried about a
Sickly cow. No need to fret:
That cow is a horse




Peter Scacco



Between each movement
the trio rests ─ the dark hall
echoes with coughing




Daun Daemon



milky flower blooms
candy scent floats in moonbeams
angel wings alight




Mike Alvarez



A peach tree slumbers,
dreams of pink inflorescence.
Snow falls heavily.




Mike Alvarez



Purple crocuses
wait inside seeds for dew drops
to touch grass again.




Grace Hughes Chappell



We camp at a lake
black trees around its stillness;
I touch your bald spot.




Grace Hughes Chappell



I come back on foot;
it's night, I hang up my coat.
You have prepared tea




Nathan Slemp



Chalk on the blackboard,
Bringing order to chaos.
How do numbers feel?




Nathan Slemp



Without prideful thoughts
I look down upon the world.
Ah, for eagle's wings!




Eb Cooper



empty city streets--
festive leaves dancing under
autumns chandelier




R.G. Summers



Amid soft blankets
In a place of fantasy
I sleeping, awake.




Allyson Whipple



The earth is so dry
I put my hand to the grass,
come back with splinters




Sandra Bounds



Summer's evening sky
glazed with red, saffron, yellow
smoldering glory




Sandra Bounds



Van Gogh's sunflowers
emotion made visible
in artist's brush strokes




Sandra Bounds



Bold red hibiscus
faces wear black mascara
ladies of evening




Christopher Kenneth Hanson



Sun lit palms drop dew
Over a moist brown dirt road
Flowers sparkle here.




Kellen Davis



swallowsong hidden
behind wisps of morning fog--
dawnlight yawns above




Bill Melton



hawk slices the sky
against the white drifting froth
and yet leaves no wake




Bill Melton



the wind sighs softly
quiet rustles fill the night
nature goes to sleep




Christopher Kenneth Hanson



With an autumn sky
Red birds sing into the night
Wolves howl by stone caves.




Grant Philbin



Martian wind cuts deep
Wild red leaves crunch underfoot
Warm brothels await




Nancy May



Socialising birds
Help in searching for lost seed
Eating all the finds




Nancy May



Hens cooped in a cage
Stroll from left to right all day ?
Hay rests on concrete




Mahima Giri



vibrant colored birds
soaring the endless azure
the kite festival




Tom Gribble



Night stymies vision
One drop of ocean high tides
A speck of orange crows




David Edwards



The silhouettes of
ten birds race across pavement
I cover my head




David Edwards



cicada husks are
occasional on the earth
noisy afternoon




David Edwards



Black dog tilts his head
looking out an open gate
Speed Limit Thirty




Sarah Clark Monagle



Horses graze, moon-rise
Red rock buttes cast golden glow
Silence, stillness, peace




Sarah Clark Monagle



Red silt water flows
Gray rocks smoothed by rivers churn
Birds and water sing




Shirley Smothers



The guns fall silent
The peace treaty has been signed
Fragile peace exists




Mel Gray



on a rocky pass
her warmth passes soundlessly
in the morning mist




Alexandra Houlis



son of a black hole
daughter of a dying star
two humble burnouts




Alexandra Houlis



two sleeping souls on
a concrete mattress, attempt
to dissuade distress




Ali Znaidi



a dark wintry night
spiders in the room's corner
darkness breathes venom




Grady Manus



night fervently prays
devout monk clad in bleakness
stars recite the psalms




Fadumo Abdi



when you die i hope
it was because of kindness
six feet in kindness




Michael OBrien



Hellebore petals,
weighed by snow, flurried in red
off a bleeding branch.




Jean Hagert Dow



rot lures butterflies
brown pear core stem protrudes dish
daughter screams, mouse, mouse




Jean Hagert Dow



sitting together
two angle wing butterflies
on hot banana




Jean Hagert Dow



quiet early night
cicadas start to chatter
falling out of trees




Max Christian Hansen



Spring. The thick clothes gone,
backlit beauties are skating
along Storrow Drive.




Damien Green



Life spills and scatters
Each atom cast from a blast
Like suffering snow




Chelsea Welsh



If I could I would
take your phantom limb and give
you my own right arm.




Sydney Davis



far beyond the stars
twinkles our fleeting futures
ancient memories