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Issue 30



Authors

Anguiano, Kim
Barnett, Sandra
Bongcaron, Willie
Buck, Stu
Cates, Jay
Christ, Jim
Cope, Kevin
Fulbirg, Chris
Gagnon, Chase
Goss, Rob
Hall, Christopher David
Howell, Traci
Johnson, John
Klayer, Ben
Kozma, Joseph J
Melton, Bill
Moss, Jon
Nystrand, Kasha
O'connor, Vincent
Prundaru, Ana
Riemer, Katharina
Sakran, M.
Samuels, Clarise
Tancyus, Patty
Tate, Barbara
Thiessen, Loreena
Walker, Tavis
Wasilewski, Nells
Welch, Donald
West, Tyson
Ziarnik, Stuart




Traci Howell



Breezes run along
the warm air against my arms
Temperature change




Chase Gagnon



a paper lantern
dissolves into the dark sky...
we know so little




Bill Melton



White cotton ball clouds
Stream across an azure sky
Nature on parade




Bill Melton



Trees seemingly grow
From a fog bank that hovers
Just above the ground




Donald Welch



Two turtles swimming,
Lake Norman. Disappearing
ripples on water.




Donald Welch



Three river city-
Pittsburgh, winter wind searches
through empty buildings.




Donald Welch



Snow flurries, North End
pizzeria signs glowing,
showering rubies.




Loreena Thiessen



chunks of blue ice drift
into the harbor bearing
an unsteady moose




Katharina Riemer



crazy loving loud
people crowd my head and heart
family and friends




Katharina Riemer



dry and sandy path
where the sun shines most brightly
lilac butterfly




Christopher David Hall



The magnolia
with its white palms wide open. . .
I haven't touched you.




Vincent O'Connor



birthday barbecue -
a murmuring of starlings
cloud the horizon




Vincent O'Connor



nothing left behind
a bonfire of her clothing -
geese in formation




Stu Buck



Stars efflorescent
Creation and destruction
Violent beauty




Kim Anguiano



Raindrops hang on leaves
Basking in flare of sunrise
Brilliant diamonds shine




Nells Wasilewski



sky for a canvas
sunshine sand and rolling sea
clouds erase the paint




M. Sakran



being all alone
seeing the bird cage covered
with obligation




M. Sakran



cool autumn ended
winter apologizes
with spring recompense




Kasha Nystrand



Parachuting down
In daylight through passing clouds
Entering daydreams




Kasha Nystrand



Sleepless nights approach
As clouds pass along the sky
Taking dreams with them




Barbara Tate



unsettled patterns
the moon shine plays hide and seek
with a chance of rain




Barbara Tate



in an autumn sky
venus sews seeds of sunrise
old as yesterday




Sandra Barnett



Dragonfly hovers
over Mazda's silver hood
and then it is gone




Ben Klayer



Two chipped coffee mugs
Sipped, fifty years of breakfast
And he still loves her




Jay Cates



a hot weary day
made longer by old regrets.
tea in the morning




Chris Fulbirg



Beginning of death
violent birth of colour
this is creation




Jon Moss



Late spring breeze tosses
wine and cheese tasters senses.
Ant soiree begins!




Jon Moss



Ominously cold.
Snow beating endlessly down.
Bonding inside, safe.




Jay Cates



long dry summer day
broken stalk of dead bamboo
still a path to find




John Johnson



ripple on the pond
shows where the swimmer has been
an eagle will feast




John Johnson



Cool grayness masks all
Ships pass in silent respect
Fog horn bellows out




Rob Goss



Box by dusty box
Rediscovering my youth
And my youthfulness




Rob Goss



A wrinkled canvas
Framed in her gilt-edged mirror?
She forgets my name




Willie Bongcaron



windy afternoon...
watching the circling black clouds
drop to lashing rain




Jay Cates



cut through me, water,
you waste your time on this hill,
it won't feel a thing




Patty Tancyus



the clock needs winding
put the key on the mantle
go outside instead




Patty Tancyus



softly falling snow
my breath, warm and visible
white puffs in the air




Ana Prundaru



the earth's last warning
tigers, oceans, forests bleed
red as geishas' lips




Clarise Samuels



Butterfly dreaming
that he is really awake;
catepillar nights.




Clarise Samuels



A brown tiger stripe
on the orange lily head;
the mouth is roaring.




Clarise Samuels



Arthur, the Sun King,
so brilliant, so resplendent;
the Queen longed for life.




Stuart Ziarnik



Knocked down by the rain,
The maple seeds glow pale green
On the wet sidewalk




Stuart Ziarnik



In zazen at dusk
I dwell on time's roaring wind.
Then, a firefly




Joseph J Kozma



Tulips open wide,
Little chicks rest in the shade,
The trains whistle long.




Kevin Cope



Bare oaks crack their bones,
A stag stares, senses alert;
Ghostly breath rises




Tavis Walker



I swirl her phrases,
like fresh salt water taffy,
around in my mouth




Tyson West



full yucca moon ghosts
starving black basalt river
thin rapids bleed snow




Tyson West



fir flame and west wind
conspire to pumpkin the moon
in a smokey eye




Tyson West



brown poppy stalks wait
the wind's artistry in fire
orange memories




Jim Christ



amber and ruby
wrinkled up full of rare light
maple and fallen