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Issue 16



Authors

Beyer, Matthew
Blacketer, Melissa
Bonnie, Von
Brown, Sean
Brown, Susan
Davis, Melissa
Demby, Katherine
Desario, Anna
Dodd, Dargan
Ford, William
Geurrandeno, Frank
Grisetti, Joann
Guzzi, Deborah
Hanson, Christopher Kenneth
Hartwell, Rick
Hignett, Jade
Hivner, Christopher
Jayanth, Sankara
Johnson, Barbara
Johnston, Bill
Joy, David
Martin, Sybil
Mcnerney, Joan
Mcphail, Stacey
Merrill, Robin
Parker, Stephen
Roberts, John Wolfgang
S., Preeti
Sassi, Fabio
Seto, Samantha
Smith, Sunshine
Stanworth, George
Thompson, Daniel
Wainwright , Eric
Walter, David
Williams, Patricia
Witt, Justin
Wong, Alex




Barbara Johnson



Wrens gliding on wind
Robins nesting on their eggs
Spring is in the air.




Barbara Johnson



The colors of life
Are so very beautiful
Reflections of love.




Sybil Martin



In the spring garden
Murderous aphids attack
The helpless rose bud.




Melissa Davis



Steaming heat rises
From the cracked pavement, yet a
Single weed still thrives




John Wolfgang Roberts



Seventeen busy
syllables. Cluttering this
moment, while I sit.




Samantha Seto



This dear, lonely hill
I hear wind stir these branches
eternal nature.




Samantha Seto



Sky blues overhead
long recollection of storm
see my reflection.




Anna Desario



Diamonds drip like rain
snowflakes- against windowpane
stuck behind the glass.




Jade Hignett



It has left her lips,
Catching it, but bore away,
Stolen by the rain.




Patricia Williams



Ghostly trilliums
develop then disappear ?
hide dormant with heat




George Stanworth



Old sheep with a limp
is not insomniac's friend.
It never jumps gates.




Melissa Blacketer



each grain part of a
broad expanse, home to the waves
pumice for bare feet




Melissa Blacketer



cicadas sing as
fireflies dance in the corn
a bat cracks, cheers fly




Dargan Dodd



Ants crawl, dizzy maze,
Working, carrying treasures,
Fallen crumbs, the like




Dargan Dodd



Sunshine on my face,
Thank you for reminding me
To open my eyes.




Sankara Jayanth



sweet scented dew drops
grass blades converse melodies
soul of lush meadow




David Joy



The leaves fall, letters
sent to seeds, to let them know
their mother still cares.




Frank Geurrandeno



Where the children grazed
cloven hooves lay in her hands,
she weeps for her kid.




Sunshine Smith



yellow parakeets
chatter in Marrakesh souks -
the dust storm has passed




Sunshine Smith



a hurricane nears
the lost swan swims in circles
looking for his mate




Alex Wong



dull soft peppercorns
black eyes of the langoustine
sun shine evades them




Alex Wong



leaf on the water
lost peripatetic limb
retains a green life




Von Bonnie



I was in the dark.
You took me to the valley
where light can be found.




Katherine Demby



The white backs of leaves
flutter under a dark sky
as thunder grumbles




Sean Brown



one paw at a time...
old cat searches tenderly
for the morning sun




Robin Merrill



against my wishes
he pulled me to shore and said
I had failed to swim




Rick Hartwell



forever's so long
longer than is my patience
waiting on myself




Eric Wainwright



flakes of rust falling
like lost sunsets locked away
by the night's dark hasp




Stephen Parker



delicate, pale plume
weeping branches bow to earth
winter's eulogy




Stephen Parker



pink spiral stitches
macramed umbrella gilds
shrine to fertile spring




William Ford



long night, minus tide,
small sounds alive, eel grass combed--
tide flats stink and sweat




Christopher Kenneth Hanson



A blue water mill
Amber light sparkles in dawn
Gravel spread on grounds.




Susan Brown



Raw tomato lips
Garden gate swings bug eyed wide
Mosquito smiles ripe




Joan McNerney



It is the white hour
between deep night and soft dawn.
Even the wren stares.




Joan McNerney



Shy autumnal bird
did you brush against the moon
to get that pale down?




Preeti S.



questions and silence
with blind eyes do I search for
first crack in the shell




David Walter



thawed by the Spring sun
we flirt on damp grass and feel
butterflies dancing




Matthew Beyer



Down heavenly spring
waters flow as blossom's burst
from earthly bosom




Joann Grisetti



mountain all golden
sweeps beyond the passionate
autumn harvesting




Bill Johnston



fresh spring stage debut
new male feather dance review
female audience




Bill Johnston



a wild churning wind
spearing trees, everything toys
in its reaping swath




Fabio Sassi



The wheels out of tracks
Dreaming about endless rides
beside the railroad




Fabio Sassi



The stink of money
Dinosaurs, bears, bulls and ghouls
The Wall Street jungle




Deborah Guzzi



the smell of cut grass
freshens the suburban air --
car washes begin




Daniel Thompson



Infinite Edges
Shadow Crawls Over Mountains
To Stars Gentle Light




Daniel Thompson



Through Moments Passing
Lights Last Brightness Recedes to
Darkening Ridgeline




Daniel Thompson



Morning Newly Seen
Purple Light Blankets Mountains
Wide Open Faces




Justin Witt



Heart strings pulled taught by
the universal face of
human suffering




Stacey McPhail



Glittering jewels
Do not salt the meat with taste
The poor know wealth too




Christopher Hivner



summer approaches
the air warming to bare skin
winter slinks away