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Issue 15



Authors

Bennett, Emily
Billings, Trey
Bonnie, Von
Butner, Chris
Clark, Nicky
Cole, Merrill
Cosper-rosales, Susan
Degarie, Julie
Edwards, David
Ellman, Neil
Fitzgerald, Genevieve
Gilmer, Monty
Goldfarb, Reuven
Guggenheim, Herb
Hanson, Christopher Kenneth
Hartwell, Rick
Hellweg, Paul
Kinkopf, Leanne
Larsen, Jamie
Manus, Grady
May, Nancy
Mcfarland, Tom
Melton, Bill
Orr Stone, Mauri
Raymoure, Scott
Sheneman , Cc
Singh, Kanwar Dinesh
Skele, Mikels
Wachtel, Shirley Russak
Wasilewski, Nells
West, Tyson
Willard, Chris




Rick Hartwell



watch swirling water
old porcelain container
mesmerizing act




Kanwar Dinesh Singh



The bewildered skies
All transparency frosted
December's white lies




Kanwar Dinesh Singh



Meditate on fate
Leaves going steady with winds
Over a blind date




Kanwar Dinesh Singh



Shorn of foliage
Standing secluded and sad
Trees show signs of age




Tom McFarland



dotted moon circled-
silent gaze blinded by breath
when I call to you.




CC Sheneman



I sit close to you
Breathing the same air you breathe
We used to share blood.




Grady Manus



deer browse forest edge
turkeys strut among the oaks
life rests ? time breathes deep




Grady Manus



blackberry thicket
rabbit peacefully slumbers
the owl is patient




Genevieve Fitzgerald



through the mist could be
anything: voices, lost souls,
Other ways to see




Trey Billings



Spring bird sings freely
For nature's food, it takes wing
The summer cat waits




Trey Billings



dew filled evening walk
youthful spark seeking pleasure
old plea silently




Mikels Skele



A wind snags autumn
And flings it through barren trees
Suddenly, winter




Christopher Kenneth Hanson



A blue sky blushes
Yellow light climbs the mountain
Spring water flows by.




Reuven Goldfarb



The sticky sidewalk,
where all the figs have fallen,
grabs my gummy shoes.




Bill Melton



we left the ocean
a few million years ago
and long to return




Bill Melton



the hint of sunrise
a promise of a new day
opportunity




Bill Melton



I search the unknown
answers that I never had
questions never asked




Jamie Larsen



Rain touches my eyes
Darkened sky covers my doubts
Empty feels my love




Nells Wasilewski



youth and innocence,
running barefoot in the grass
frolics through my dreams




David Edwards



in the road's middle
a phlegmatic butterfly
not quite rush hour yet




David Edwards



Death Notice picture
yet another empty house
for my neighborhood




Leanne Kinkopf



The cool spring sun shines
Giving me a piece of light
And I think of you




Julie DeGarie



black-cheeked gale exhales
storm clouds stolen from the sea
deceitful woman




Julie DeGarie



twenty-one below
ice crystals enamel glass
shatter pipes and skin




Monty Gilmer



Ere swallows dare come,
March's ranging breezes stir
dancing daffodils.




Nicky Clark



Mesmerized, I learn
from the snowflakes that flutter
Outside my window




Nicky Clark



I hear the forest
whisper in the springtime rain
the secrets of life.




Paul Hellweg



you're muse and mermaid
my wish a dolphin to be
whale song breaks the heart




Scott Raymoure



Broke into craughter.
Full stop of a writer's spark
Rainy day armchair




Christopher Kenneth Hanson



Thick rain falls to sand
Ocean waves snap by red cliffs
Fire light lines the shore.




Shirley Russak Wachtel



black exhaled the stars
shaking alive this cool mist
a quilt of moonlight




Shirley Russak Wachtel



blithe sleeves of sunlight
cast a naked patch of moss
awash in rainbows




Susan Cosper-Rosales



Birdhouse on a rope
sways to and fro in soft breeze.
Fledglings lulled to sleep




Merrill Cole



The Emir's robe stained
with jasmine, the sweetest scent
irrepressible.




Mauri Orr Stone



a robin's chirrup
replaces the killdeer's call
winter cedes to spring




Chris Butner



Found within the curves
and bends of your skin is a
calming, Harlem love.




Chris Butner



You're a beautiful
suicide, filled with much hope
and desperation.




Emily Bennett



Paychecks are your fate.
This cheap paper defines you.
It dictates your life.




Chris Willard



Ultraserious
and unostentatious but
somewhat facetious




Nancy May



Red breasted robin
calls in snow fallen garden
rotten apple waits




Nancy May



Delicate snowflakes
dance gracefully in cold air
catching bare branches




Herb Guggenheim



Outside, night, cool breeze.
Crickets chirp. Inside, a man
sits on a hard chair.




Herb Guggenheim



Cats laze in the sun.
A man pets them, forgetting
he has allergies.




Herb Guggenheim



A man is thirsty
but doesn't want tap water.
In a bowl: six limes.




Neil Ellman



flowers grow at night
petals fall from roses black
spring in never land




Neil Ellman



is it chlorophyll
making moss and fern so green
or my aging eyes?




Nells Wasilewski



youth's illusive hour
full of golden memories
to warm winter's chill.




Von Bonnie



spring season arrives,
branches with chirping sparrows,
amongst the first buds




Tyson West



pimpled hacker snarls
reveals passwords of poets
to work freely shared




Tyson West



banks barred securely
hardened chinese army fort
poets' flower door