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Issue 28



Authors

Ante, Romalyn
Barnett, Sandra
Barry, Stephen
Black, Grace
Buck, Stu
Cates, Jay
Cooper, Lamart
Eley, Deborah
Fuchs, Celine
Geurrandeno, Frank
Gilmer, Monty
Golan, Martin
Gove, Joan
Guzzi, Deborah
Han, John
Hendrix, Howard
Hiortdahl, Sandy
Howell, Traci
Hunter, Cristian
Knight, Pamela
Kreik, Colin
Krishnamurthy, Shrikaanth
Lange, Jacob Timothy
Lowe, Dennis
Manchester, Rbert
May, Nancy
Melton, Bill
Patterson, Melissa
Roberts, Joseph
Roy, Aneesha
Sakran, M.
Samuels, Clarise
Smyth, Lucy
Steed, Avery
Strunk, Lisa
Tarr, Jake
Wasilewski, Nells
West, Tyson
Yarish, Adam




Deborah Guzzi



the maple pollen
covers the car's windshield pane ?
empty tissue box




Bill Melton



A kaleidoscope
Changing, shifting, always new
A sunset at sea




Bill Melton



A faded picture
Final evidence that love
Was active and strong




M. Sakran



alone in a cage
the sound of a single bird
searching for ideas




Joseph Roberts



passing spring shower
the robin shakes off the wet
bursting into song




Joan Gove



Dragonflies dancing
summer air hangs still and wet
remembering when




Clarise Samuels



just like violins
playing gently in the night;
the cloud shields the moon.




Sandra Barnett



Squirrel on hornbeam.
Gray fur against gray, bare limbs.
Sunshine and shadows.




Sandra Barnett



Green grass shoots of spring
watered by yesterday's snow.
A flock of robins.




Tyson West



hyacinths break earth
snow retreats on mica peak
the first kitchen fly




Tyson West



pure white crocus curves
the chaos of daffodils
mute brown and green pine




Traci Howell



Red, Pink Bleeding Hearts
A drop of blood hanging down
Nature's Artistry




Grace Black



emerging flora
dancing daily to forget
buried with poets




Grace Black



whiskey summered tongue
scattered words, fallen petals
dead forget-me-nots




Deborah Eley



Stars spill out their light
into the earth's waiting sky.
Man's eyes turn upwards.




Cristian Hunter



With the night comes fear,
a prowling owl asking, "who?"
It's too late for shrew.




Melissa Patterson



Colorful eggs and
children dot the rolling hills?
the sound of laughter.




Avery Steed



i long for you to
hug my bruises. it hurts in
a familiar way




Romalyn Ante



climbing mango trees
swapping sunlight for sweetness -
ants on a dried twig




Dennis Lowe



death of white tulips;
a remnant of my mother
in a dragon vase




Jacob Timothy Lange



Not made of paper
Thoughts, freedom to imagine
The library calls




Frank Geurrandeno



boardwalk of turtles
amble seaside at sun's surge
current sweeps a kiss




Nancy May



waking in a daze
a wasp's morning alarm clock
the cold spring raindrop




Nancy May



the butterfly's wings
catch a fallen rainbow from
the crumbling storm clouds




Monty Gilmer



A practical bird,
having no tree of his own,
borrows another's.




Lucy Smyth



I have written two -
letters never to be sent
smug empowerment




Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy



a trapped bumble bee
thumping against the window
a roomful of hands




Rbert Manchester



Through wandering clouds
in bold Picasso sky a
half-moon, hand painted




Nells Wasilewski



stormy spring weather
I saw your tears glistening
even through the rain




Nells Wasilewski



spring lasted three days
chill winds blew--first rain then snow
winter's last revenge




Rbert Manchester



This a witches day
haze dancing just above ground
silent sentry crow.




Nancy May



the winter sunset
swims in a warm blue ocean
life left on the beach




Stephen Barry



Manhattan Shakespeare
Switchblade ballet ethnic strife
Sing and dance til death




Stephen Barry



Welles magna opus
Thinly veiled Hearst bio pic
Rosebud is the key




Jake Tarr



the deep winter sky?
brushed by bare maple branches
still, even in wind




Sandy Hiortdahl



Rain falls like shiny
silver coins from the awning,
tapping on the lawn.




Adam Yarish



Eyes that never met
Held a love so pure and warm
Fate's secrets untold




Celine Fuchs



Snow softly falling
Glowing white, silent on this
Cold winter evening.




Lisa Strunk



ice clings to the banks
yielding to the warming rays
fish shacks melt away




Lamart Cooper



bodega's bread line
snakes left then back right forming
ahead of sunrise




Martin Golan



O lake, may I float
Across your bright satin skin
Pull oars and glide, glide ?




John Han



frozen lake melting
a flock of ducks steps into
the sun's reflection




John Han



he still wags his tail?
the morning after my dog
moved to a new home




Jay Cates



one cherry blossom
fallen on a swimming duck
riding like a king




Stu Buck



For man is sculpted,
Rent and ripped by time and space,
And returns to dust.




Colin Kreik



Soggy and dank days,
Nature blooms life upon us
Fresh air circulates




Howard Hendrix



Basho you old frog
from devouring your kerplunks
I'm too stuffed to jump




Howard Hendrix



in driest winter
lone chorus frog's sudden song --
your voice echoing




Pamela Knight



The ship Offended
Remains quagmire in the bay
Anchor entangled




Aneesha Roy



Sanguine red, twilit
sky; arboreal splendor
drifting by - And I.