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Issue 20



Authors

Bickley, Sara
Blacketer, Melissa
Campbell, Colin
Casey, Joseph
Daemon, Daun
Disarro, David
Edwards, David
Ellman, Neil
Ferguson, Stephanie
Fitzgerald, Genevieve
Ford,sr., Arthur C.
Frank, Hannah
Fugitt, Bobby
Geurrandeno, Frank
Gillikin, Brian
Giri, Mahima
Gove, Joan
Grisetti, Joann
Guzzi, Deborah
Hanson, Christopher Kenneth
Hellweg, Paul
Holland, Sarah
Hughes, Anna
Johanneck, Zach
Keenan, William
Lanning, Rebecca
Lowe, Dennis
Malone, Zachary
May, Nancy
Mccooey, Ross
Mcnerney, Joan
Melton, Bill
Morgan, Christopher
Rousseau, Wyman
S., Preeti
Samuels, Clarise
Sharp, Cynthia
Wasilewski, Nells
Williams, Patricia
Yin, Anna




Cynthia Sharp



slender curve of moon
in the cool descending night
yin and yang at rest




Cynthia Sharp



eyelids gently close
butterflies visit in dreams
nursing two are one




Paul Hellweg



your blood fairy and
gentle dragon, Tibetan
bowls sing lilting praise




David Edwards



carefully reading
a book window-side midnight
snow's ambient light




Bill Melton



As evening light fades
Rabbit nibbles on clover
An owl's talons twitch




Anna Hughes



Tall trees are bent low,
Their branches reaching for earth.
Heaven is too far.




Anna Hughes



Red, yellow and green
Lollipop trees drop their leaves:
Only sticks remain.




Joan Gove



Rays of your essence
Stream through dark shadows... falling
On my face and soul




Daun Daemon



soft merino wool
magenta and vermillion
autumn's overcoat




Preeti S.



a child hides behind
these tender folds of wrinkles
clothed in ageless soul




Stephanie Ferguson



An audacious heart -
alight with the bloom of hope,
she comes as the spring




Nells Wasilewski



lovers by the fire
burned marshmallows forgotten--
consumed by the flames




Nancy May



in the break of dawn
a call from the cockerel
parades a new day




David DiSarro



Tijeras statues
A sidewalk corrugation
Bronzed faces, sullen




Mahima Giri



azure horizon
reflects in ocean mirror
strolling silhouettes




William Keenan



On still winter nights
the hunter stirs in slumber
to fawn's quiet sobs




Zach Johanneck



Impaired cries for help
Innocence preys on the weak
Wandering lost soul




Sara Bickley



Wildflowers tattooed
on Jenny's arm: coneflowers
like cigarette burns.




Bobby Fugitt



she smiles at me from
the obituary page
a lifetime ago




Dennis Lowe



Perusing fine words
Used pages like winter skies
Then, her lost blonde strand




Rebecca Lanning



Old oaks dwarf the house
where seasons change from shade to
acorns, leaves, despair




Melissa Blacketer



Ice painted trees crack
Power lines snap; the blackout ?
opens to starlight.




Melissa Blacketer



A flashbulb sky roars
Iced rain scratches at paned glass
Soft steam over tea




Brian Gillikin



Sun-like, his body
rises on top of hers; she
moon-like, gives him way.




Genevieve Fitzgerald



tiny explosive
green bursts rise from the grasses
fireflies calling




Genevieve Fitzgerald



one god for jonquils
jerrymandered borders and
coexisting truths




Joseph Casey



tick and tack of sleet
upon breadth of dying blades -
duck paddles through reeds




Colin Campbell



dreaming butterflies
in ancient red mansions where
leaves now flutter by




Colin Campbell



borneo monsoon
in evergreen memories
when thunder returns




Zachary Malone



winter snow falling
two crows then three like black snow
hopping on a tree




Frank Geurrandeno



I am white canvas
and you are electric blue
the spark of my all.




Christopher Morgan



when you fall asleep
watching your ceiling tear, split,
look for my spotlight




Anna Yin



along the railway
wherever eyes encounter
forget-me-nots blue




Joan McNerney



What does this cat think
strumming his tail with such ease
to the fugues of Bach?




Neil Ellman



yesterday's children
silent ghosts of old New York
walk cobblestone streets




Neil Ellman



at The Dakota
Rosemary's Baby was born
Lennon lived and died




Ross McCooey



Imprints in cold grass:
shadows of idle bodies
once lost in the sun




Neil Ellman



graffiti artists
paintings hung on storefront walls
Chelsea galleries




Ross McCooey



Fluid cells of sky
bring concrete vistas to life
in speckled portraits




Deborah Guzzi



alone the swan drifts
in the shadow of the waves ?
the oar drips water




Christopher Kenneth Hanson



Grass blades wilt here now
Cold shade in a winter haze
Moon peeks through bramble.




Daun Daemon



November iris
springtime blue in autumn cool
petals quivering




Arthur C. Ford,Sr.



Waves bring messages,
Mankind waits along the beach,
Those of peace still drown.




Sarah Holland



Kintsugi, I am
Broken no longer, my cracks
Healed and sealed with gold




Wyman Rousseau



turning seventy -
nevertheless - I planted
a jacaranda




Clarise Samuels



the garden roses
so still and calm at twilight;
no thought for the frost




Joann Grisetti



touching a crocus
the merest hint of new warmth
my breath in the air




Joann Grisetti



from behind the masks
their intense faces watching
the kabuki stage




Hannah Frank



Slow shallow waters
splash a small shovel to shore,
sandy castles gone.




Patricia Williams



summer wanderer
enticed by sticky sweetness ?
uninvited guest