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Issue 22



Authors

(anna Maria), Dr.mary Annie A.v.
Arnett, Michael
Bonnie, Von
Campbell, Colin
Chameleon, Jesus
Crane, Luke
De Dominicis, Tamara
Donnelly, Joe
Edwards, David
Elson, Doug
Fawkes, Ed
Fix, Elvis
Graves, Robert
Greene, Robin
Gusek, Chris
Hellweg, Paul
Huffman, A.j.
Jordan, Jack
Joy, B. T.
Khan, Yasmin
Li, Lily
Long, Sally
Lowe, Dennis
Mahoney, Matthew
Manus, Grady
Mcgovern, Mac
Mcrae, Sandra S.
Nicholas, Joe
Norgang, Ct
O'connor, Vincent
Phillips, Carol
Roberts, Joseph
Roe, Luke
Rushton, Biff
Scicluna, Norman
Sharp, Cynthia
Swalander, Kurt
Ward, Anthony
Yin, Anna




Norman Scicluna



an unfinished glass
beside her lifeless body-
I water her rose




Joe Nicholas



A window held closed
wind rattled against its skin
the cold pane quivers




Michael Arnett



your long slender legs
in a softly folded skirt
asking for my eyes.




Dr.Mary Annie A.V. (anna Maria)



Your eyes speak volumes
I feel the sea rush in when
my ears fail to hear.




Doug Elson



I catch a quick glimpse
of a smile and big blue eyes
I'm in love again




Robert Graves



Cold hands on hot cup
Tethered herbs in a thin bag
Spice steam fills the soul




Robert Graves



The horizon blurs
Mars red dust floats, chokes the birds
Lubbock, Texas sky




Sandra S. McRae



winter's icy feet
pressed in the small of my back
keep me up all night




Yasmin Khan



stars shimmer, sparkle
luminious asterisk shoot
decorate a wish




Anna Yin



old nest under eaves
handful of baby swallows
twitter in warm rains




Jack Jordan



summer's fragile reeds
now ice-layered bend to write
our names in the snow




Jack Jordan



fenceline hackberry's
yellowing leaves drift downward
into Wild Horse Creek




A.J. Huffman



Snow falls on lake's shore.
Winter fingers work magic,
turn water to ice.




A.J. Huffman



Winter willow waves
opaled arms, bearing weight, white
of innocent snow.




Ed Fawkes



harvest moon aglow
long witchy fingers reach out
brittle leaves tango




Jesus Chameleon



din, in fall ending---
coffee, pop cooling and meals
on a stove all worn




Paul Hellweg



jade on a mountain
never fades, always treasured
love remembers all




Paul Hellweg



golden courtesan
sipping wine of laughter sets
the west wind astir




Joseph Roberts



The sound of wind chimes
beyond the garden's darkness
her whispered laughter




Joseph Roberts



Christmas carolers
singing about peace on earth
the sound of sirens




Von Bonnie



Greens fading away,
as misty mornings step in-
autumn at my door.




Robin Greene



For ten years I write
one poem. Now, pale winter
snow edits my lines.




David Edwards



The crunch of frozen
grass underfoot... awaiting
Indian Summer




Mac McGovern



Prejudice learned now
encapsulates willing souls
only hate survives




Mac McGovern



when the faucet drips
on the plains of Africa
someone dies of thirst




Dennis Lowe



Aging white cement
Peeking over great black clouds
Old moon's glowing scalp




Biff Rushton



Crying a Monsoon ~
Would still not bring my Parched Earth ~
Back to fruitful Bloom




B. T. Joy



caught in this tailback
a goshawk hovers over
the same patch of ground




Grady Manus



unabashed voyeur
solemn keeper of secrets
moon smiles crookedly




CT Norgang



Spring creeps into streams
their pools breathe deep as each waits
for salmon to leap.




CT Norgang



June breezes blowing,
red-winged black birds on cattails,
practicing tai chi.




Kurt Swalander



She is Alpental
Blankets of white perfection
Destroyer of man




Luke Roe



A Cloud of blood swirls
In a cup of hot water
Bug in my body




Carol Phillips



a caw lingering
on arid pine-scented air
bouquets smell of fall




Carol Phillips



bent grass tells of flood,
spent before the morning sun
frogs croak for their mates




Anthony Ward



crows pecking at seed
after devouring fat-
sparrows left to starve




Anthony Ward



streetlights at midnight
spillage of suspended stars
radio crackling




Elvis Fix



Picasso blue sky
leaking total solitude
out of the guitar.




Lily Li



Such warm lingerings
Hitherto, a single touch
Decieved while blinded




Cynthia Sharp



long lost relative
sister seal swims on her side
heartbeat of the sea




Sally Long



Superfluous words
cut by the blade of a pen
enabling new growth




Tamara De Dominicis



thunderless lightning
sparks in emerald valley
the dance of fireflies




Joe Donnelly



Baskets of tissues
Creations of our sick minds
And our sick noses




Matthew Mahoney



Power shifts with years.
The place of poverty stays
Despite shifty Time.




Tamara De Dominicis



another sunset
blink, the horizon swallows
all the golden light




Chris Gusek



deer on the roadside
pays no mind to all of us
in the morning rush




Vincent O'Connor



following the storm
the spectacular downpour
of cherry blossoms




Vincent O'Connor



the winter magpie
skips by so nonchalantly
everything freezes




Luke Crane



Eskimos have more
Than thirty words for snow, soon
They'll need just one; gone




Colin Campbell



faraway winds might
hide under borneo skies
between monsoon days