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Issue 29



Authors

Barnett, Sandra
Bessant, James
Bhola, Vinati
Brewer, Scott
Brooks, Barbara
Buck, Stu
Burns, James Roderick
Carter, Jennifer
Cates, Jay
Cope, Kevin
Drid Derouiche, Olfa
Gagnon, Chase
Geurrandeno, Frank
Gove, Joan
Han, John
Hendrix, Howard
Johnston, Bill
Kelly, David
Koh, Jin
Lavelle, Angeline
Lowe, Dennis
Loy, Helen
May, Nancy
Melton, Bill
Mitchell, Felicia
Morales, Arthur
Moss, Jon
Padawer Solomon, Karla
Riemer, Katharina
Roberts, Joseph
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Sakran, M.
Samuels, Clarise
Stafford, Deb
Strunk, Lisa
Tancyus, Patty
Tate, Barbara
Taylor, K.d.
Thornton, Rose
Wasilewski, Nells
Webster, Greg
West, Tyson




Barbara Brooks



dusk, trees fade to black
insects sing, midnight moon smiles
tree frogs call, leaves stir




Bill Melton



Air, the weight of lead
Copper taste upon my tongue
And distant thunder




Bill Melton



Beneath icy chill
Awaits the breath of springtime
Patient daffodil




Sandra Barnett



Sunlight on redbud.
Gold on magenta flowers.
Sound of bumblebee.




Sandra Barnett



Dogwood flowers float
on boughs above old tree roots
where wasps build their nests.




James Roderick Burns



Pigeon alighting
for the dignitary's head
stops, offers his place




Bill Johnston



lost ascension of
an enfeebled meadowlark
feline safari




David Kelly



emergency room ?
the lantern of your frail form
flickers before me




Clarise Samuels



bluest of blue eyes
dubious in their intent;
guarded and fickle.




Joseph Roberts



In the evening cool
the smell of honeysuckle
wafting from her hair




Scott Brewer



our concrete conquest
dominating this landscape
grass yet seeks God's light




Nancy May



the wings of a dove
unfold in a cold spring breeze
new words between us




Chase Gagnon



deepening autumn...
the glow of cigarette stubs
in grandpa's ashtray




Stu Buck



'gossamer eyelids,
fixed shut through my vain rapture,
see what i have done.'




Tyson West



cherry blossoms fall
silent before the lilacs
purple ovation




Tyson West



before the stone bench
where you whispered winter words
white iris stand mute




Tyson West



white tea and lake mist
a dun flare of ducks ignites
pale swan necks curve north




Howard Hendrix



skies cry acid tears --
on drowned floors of rising seas,
mother of pearl weeps




Joan Gove



Melodies abound
sun's new light plays off ripples
on the spring's surface




Dennis Lowe



vaporous contrail
cutting through constellations,
tracing a journey




Angeline Lavelle



I wake at the end
Pondering the absent creaks
The city, asleep




Barbara Tate



dandelions bloom
loosened by late summer's breeze
wishes on the wind




Jennifer Carter



storm subsides subdued

branches, babbling brook beside

sound of renewal




M. Sakran



a lawn mown at dawn
to keep the appearance clean
a haircut at night




James Bessant



honey gold oozes
sweetens grey city porridge
as the dawn rises




Kevin Cope



Blue ivory hands
dance on the soft sunlit keys,
Childhood remembered




Nells Wasilewski



frazil ice forming
the river rushes downstream
outrunning winter




John Han



my neighbor's front yard
the campaign signs show me whom
I should not vote for




Felicia Mitchell



Morels for supper,
Plucked from the side of the road,
The taste of spring walks.




Lisa Strunk



Sun-filled tulips stand
elegantly aglow in
deep yellows and pinks




Deb Stafford



at the water's edge
I find myself looking in
to your ancient eye




K.d. Taylor



The old man with the
Black bowler hat speaks nothing
But epiphany.




Karla Padawer Solomon



lustful cricket chirps
cat's eyes brighten in the dark
man smokes on the porch




Rose Thornton



lake michigan blue
from your latest wound stained the
sheet where you slept here




Vinati Bhola



drifting summer breeze..
she drinks his favorite tea
by the lone window




Vinati Bhola



settled gracefully
on the bed of marigold
a wasp rubs its legs




Greg Webster



Tip the tablets out
a pile of brickwork undone
crying in mortar




Olfa Drid Derouiche



A swift shooting star.
Man's present life is but a
future memory.




Jon Moss



Equine hooves rattle
over semi-frozen track,
but still the boy floats.




Jackie Maugh Robinson



wind raked waves pounding
shore dunes become sand canyons
buying more candles




Katharina Riemer



cat sleeps in the sun
the heat singes - peace at noon
flowers brittle brown




Jackie Maugh Robinson



fading sapphire sky
ice bright stars melt into dawn
night awaits its turn




Patty Tancyus



Sunning his belly
purring softly as he dreams
nestled in clover




Helen Loy



Reeds, dense scrub, water
Threaded with jewelled creatures ?
A cormorant drops.




Frank Geurrandeno



Glass bottles crunching
a forgotten woman lays
death with a trash bag




Jin Koh



A single snow flake
The desert's eager tongue waits
Too little, too late




Jin Koh



Dead branch crashes down
The spring winds introduction
Howling through the night




Jay Cates



dark green summer leaves
birds singing, their nests empty
cold tea before me




Arthur Morales



milkweed bugs find shade
under the windmill corn stalks
humming bird hovers




Sandra Barnett



Mindfulness bell rings.
A download to my smartphone.
Long way from temple.