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Issue 19



Authors

Anderson, Sharla
Bonnie, Von
Chappell, Grace Hughes
Coffield, Kris
Dadhwal, Neelam
Daemon, Daun
Davis, Kathryn
Edwards, David
Elson, Doug
Flynn, David
Gilmer, Monty
Goss, Rob
Grisetti, Joann
Guggenheim, Herb
Hellweg, Paul
Kambolis, John
Kovac, Kim Peter
Li, Lily
May, Nancy
Melton, Bill
Norgang, Ct
Orr Stone, Mauri
Padawer Solomon, Karla
Remer, Alexander
Richmond, Alyse
Samuels, Clarise
Seese, Michael
Thompson, Daniel
Wasilewski, Nells




Kris Coffield



obituary?
impeached one-term governor
survived by fifth wife




Kris Coffield



cherry blossoms bloom
murmuring waters reflect
willful ignorance




Doug Elson



up all through the night
dawn becomes more beautiful
from sleep deprived mind




Doug Elson



rainy night, and then
like a line drawn in the sand
falling stars appear




Grace Hughes Chappell



Bees in lavender--
no breaks, no strikes here, no boss,
workers rule this shop.




Grace Hughes Chappell



The August sun's set--
our wall radiates its warmth,
sun for the lizard




Bill Melton



Each blade of green grass
Holds diamonds that catch the sun
As the dew burns off




Bill Melton



We could have it all
But for one law of nature
Reach exceeds our grasp




Bill Melton



Exploding raindrops
Make momentary craters
In the dusty soil




Mauri Orr Stone



billowing kudzu
on a cloud-covered fall day
summer's hopeless hold




Mauri Orr Stone



winds will whirl wildly
shaking loose any leaf left
trees sometimes topple




Mauri Orr Stone



the air takes a turn
chill replaces remnant warmth
unshod feet need shoes




Alexander Remer



Kiss you in the place
above your breast, tapping out
love song in morse code.




Sharla Anderson



windy autumn day
prismatic petals deluge---
garden tsunami




Sharla Anderson



stony soil of yore
unearthed by merciful hand
restores essence lost




Sharla Anderson



autumn's life story---
of youth, spring love, golden years
each leaf a memoir




Nancy May



tears from yesterday
the bouquet of lilies rest
beside your headstone




Nancy May



splashes of raindrops
paint stories on a postcard
a trip to London




Daun Daemon



a mist of hairspray
women's laughter, mirrored smiles
secrets kept in style




Daun Daemon



father's whisky breath
fierce storms on Saturday nights
summer turns to fall




Kathryn Davis



the Autumn sun shines
golden leaves fall from the sky
Listen - the wind speaks




Kim Peter Kovac



an autumn morning
the stream drifts languid and crisp
the old turtle sleeps




Kim Peter Kovac



the dogwood is dry
from the hard sun of summer
her leaves look for rain




David Edwards



looking down-- instead
of up-- to see these apples
the end of summer




David Edwards



Walking through pre-dawn
fog... full moon measuring its
height imprecisely




David Edwards



I walk down this hill
to my grandmother's grave... no
pallbearer today




Alexander Remer



Here, though kings, like the
best of their yolk, swept up by
fathers, wanting too.




Von Bonnie



Brazen mountain side
lightened up by the last rays
of the setting sun




David Flynn



A friend from my youth
visits after many years:
gray hair and slow steps.




Daniel Thompson



Lifting Twilight Flow
Moves Light Around and into
Sky's Falling Darkness




Daniel Thompson



Stars Counterpoint Clouds
Lepus at Orion's Feet
Peeking around Mist




Nells Wasilewski



faster and faster
ice skaters circle the pond
keeping pace with time




Neelam Dadhwal



Open room window
waft of fresh cone of pine tree
growing beyond hill.




Neelam Dadhwal



Perching on the log
grains of sand by river side
as fine as his life.




Monty Gilmer



The air is white with
thistledown. The sky is red
with the Harvest Moon.




John Kambolis



lady so serene
as an unblemished white dove
a sight to behold




Paul Hellweg



dancing through the night
Saigon, city of life, owl
dreams the morrow's hawk




Paul Hellweg



flowers attract bees
open heart exposed to all
no love without pain




Clarise Samuels



shimmering white sand
with wildflowers in the dunes;
raging, burning sun.




Alyse Richmond



your lingering pause
is loud like the infamous
calm before thunder




Herb Guggenheim



A glass of iced tea
on a balmy summer night.
Nearby, a graveyard.




Joann Grisetti



many whisperings
maple to poplar to oak
Orion rises




Michael Seese



winter morning run
quiet, still, silent solace
chase my icy breath




Michael Seese



the child awakens
a morning drawn in yellow,
orange, red Crayolas




Lily Li



A tear; one dark stream
Discovers flimsy patchwork
Beautifully wrapped




Karla Padawer Solomon



crowds of autumn leaves
dance at dusk through graying streets
lifted by the wind




CT Norgang



Snow falling on fields,
beneath a crows silent wings,
softly gives and takes.




CT Norgang



Sailboats wrapped in snow
sigh softly and ache for spring,
dreaming of the sea.




Rob Goss



The dripping night air
Clings in heavy defiance
Of autumn's onset




Rob Goss



Hazy mikan skies
Skytree but a silhouette...
Dawn's awakening