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Issue 27



Authors

Barnett, Sandra
Bechard, Dominique
Bickley, Sara
Brooks, Forrest
Cates, Jay
Davis, Meghan
Davis, Suanna
Dehart, Jd
Devereux, Dennis
Edwards, David
Eley, Deborah
Friedenberg, Jay
Gardiner, Tim
Gunn, Mary
Gusek, Chris
Guzzi, Deborah
Han, John
Haynes, Abbey
Kelly, David
Klacsanzky, Nicholas
Kumar, Surishiva
Mattia, Josephine
May, Nancy
Melton, Bill
Moura, Liz
Norman, Dani
Oliverson, Alissa
Patterson, Melissa
Pella, Patricia
Ranaldi-adams, Valentina
Roe , Luke
Rogers, Vince
Thiessen, Loreena
Thompson, Daniel
Thompson, Ellesse
Ward, Brandon
Wasilewski, Nells
Wells-quantrell, Ava Lauryn
West, Tyson
Wisdom, Gunter




Liz Moura



covering the walk
leading to my unlocked door
a dusting of snow




Abbey Haynes



Lungs filled with aged air,
struggling to get to the top.
Unable to swim.




Bill Melton



Ancestors feared night
Animals, weather and now
We fear each other




Sandra Barnett



The red fox and the
garden Buddha meditate,
their cushion fresh snow.




Jay Cates



cold of winter night
pale light from a dry round moon
softer than silence




Tim Gardiner



Sometimes you find the
prettiest tree in the wood
is hollow inside




Nicholas Klacsanzky



a cloudless morning
billowing through fresh sunlight
rising manhole smoke




Valentina Ranaldi-Adams



water sustains life
all around the planet as
a hurricane strikes




Loreena Thiessen



between pale poplars
in a mist of moonlit blue
a white horse grazes




Loreena Thiessen



cradling a rabbit
shuffling in the morning rush
slow steps to nowhere




Forrest Brooks



Pebble in my shoe
Little onyx orb rolls out
A pillbug napping




Tim Gardiner



The beautiful clam
he left on the beach was one
more unknown future




Vince Rogers



hidden away safe
elusive as past promise
the intimacy




Dani Norman



schoolyard hoops shooting
ball soars sky-high, swish no net
lucky Converse shoes




Chris Gusek



against the cold bricks
a homeless man sits cross-legged,
looks like a Buddha




Sandra Barnett



A robin and a
cardinal waltz on the lawn.
Orange-red and crimson.




Tyson West



song sparrows weave nests
in the blooming spring garden
crows wait on tree tops




Tyson West



the pale sleek dog sets
sharp ears toward the long nights moon
shines her growl on me




Sandra Barnett



Navajo rug on
housecat curled into warm ball.
Sound of faint chanting.




Gunter Wisdom



a cold, dark morning
taste of coffee on her lips
the sun is rising




Josephine Mattia



Here I am, standing
in the shadows; everything
in complete darkness.




Jay Friedenberg



war memorial
over ten thousand bodies
a statue's blank stare




Jay Friedenberg



in our childhood woods -
beer bottles and a condom
where we used to play




David Edwards



an octagonal
impression upon the snow
now a "three-way stop"




JD DeHart



Does the bird need time
Sitting on its shattered nest
No mournful tenor.




Ava Lauryn Wells-Quantrell



Stone walls around us-
tasting your sweet saliva
my delicate knight.




Deborah Eley



Spring pushes up bulbs
from frosted soil seeking warmth.
Colors leap like flames.




John Han



spring conditioning
a squirrel climbs up the tree
the other climbs down




Nells Wasilewski



winter storm brewing
angry winds lash the windows
echoing cold words




David Kelly



transition plumage ?
expecting, like the last time
they?ll grow out of it




Alissa Oliverson



slick, gleaming frog leaps
wet splat lily pad landing
graceful path ripples




Dani Norman



Honey flushing birds
while ukulele sings our
small front porch pursuits




Ellesse Thompson



The click of the door
Let's you know i have returned
Defeated once more




Melissa Patterson



March Madness on my
mind?mouse pad with my eldest
son smiles up at me.




Daniel Thompson



Emotion Mirrored
Water Punctuating Flow
Caught in Reflection




Mary Gunn



feline companion
scattering the ashes at
his favorite haunts




Patricia Pella



flocks of herring gulls
calling out raucous greetings
crabs burrow in sand




Patricia Pella



at the horizon
beginning and end are one
soundless harmony




Luke Roe



Remember the kiss:
your dark lipstick smeared against
my pain- unfolding




Luke Roe



Tires in the trash heaps
Smile in their own smoke? ignite.
Sparks against school bus




SuriShiva Kumar



On golden sand beach
epic cliffs crumbling pillars
prudence shall prevail




Sara Bickley



Shadows of bottles
on the curtains. Acid rock.
Screams turn to laughter.




Suanna Davis



Briskly moving now
Grass crunches under boot's fall.
Last paw print frozen.




Meghan Davis



goldfinches molting
commotion at the feeder
shadow of a hawk




Nancy May



sat on a tulip
the butterfly's wings unfold
in the warm spring sun




Dominique Bechard



we made love with the
windows open'the blinds clawed
off -- a busy street.




Brandon Ward



Streaming pine thistles
In the ceaseless breeze. The lone
Butterfly, snooping.




Brandon Ward



The cricket in the
Midnight moon, playing a soft
Song before slumber




Dennis Devereux



I made a great choice
I would marry you again
over and over




Deborah Guzzi



an egret fishes
in the roots of a felled tree ?
sixty-second vine