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Issue 31



Authors

Anguiano, Kim
Austin, David
Austin, Nancy
Barnett, Sandra
Black, Grace
Blackman, Sarah
Bose, Ishan
Burgard, Amada
Burns, James Roderick
Chappell, Grace Hughes
Christ, Jim
Currin, Anne
Drobot, Ana
Frank, Hannah
Fulbirg, Chris
Gardiner, Tim
Gusek, Chris
Hall, Christopher David
Heyward , C. Z.
Houston, Opie
Howell, Traci
Koh, Jin
Lowe, Dennis
Loy, Helen
Mathison, Beth
Meador, Rob
Melton, Bill
Nystrand, Kasha
O'connor, Christine S.
Patterson, Melissa
Purtill, Fox
Qureshi, Maryam
Ranaldi-adams, Valentina
Rewick, Alyson
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Scholer, Claudius
Scully, Ron
Shouse, Jennifer
Smith, Leanne E
Sprafka, Robin
Tate, Barbara
Thiessen, Loreena
Wasilewski, Nells
Williams, Pipzi
Yardena, Kineret




Jim Christ



showing only thorns
through patches of silent snow
dreaming of a bloom




Chris Fulbirg



gardens of roses
where children play together
the sound of blooming




Bill Melton



Dragonfly alights
Reed slowly bends toward water
Frog watches below




C. Z. Heyward



mother's calling me
one says, please not too far out
more says the other




Barbara Tate



auras of angels
venus sews seeds of sunrise
old as yesterday




Nells Wasilewski



chill winds laboring
summer dies a sultry death
the birth of autumn




Sarah Blackman



backyard gathering
under afternoon shadows
dinner plate upturned




Ishan Bose



relaxed on a plane
from here, worries look so small
gold metropolis




Valentina Ranaldi-Adams



the summer has come
with those blazing shades of red
flavorful cherries




Kasha Nystrand



Gazing at the clouds
Children point out many shapes
Topics of their dreams




Pipzi Williams



july afternoon
spent looking round old churches
damp palms together




Ana Drobot



Moving against time
From spring into the cold snow
Landing, clicks, belts off




Melissa Patterson



The deer watches me
watch her through my camera
sun fading the moon




Opie Houston



sprouting bamboo sprig...
will you be sad when you leave
my little greenhouse?




Sarah Blackman



children roll downhill
prickles of freshly mown grass
summer sour sweetness




Traci Howell



Moisture in the air
Leaves changing colors early
Mists cloud the Basin




Rob Meador



Burdened with moisture,
smoke plods across the mountain
clutching blue sky's hand.




Sandra Barnett



two catbirds mewing,
pecking at magnolia fruit ?
taste of Darjeeling




Loreena Thiessen



cascading snowflakes
a flutter of notes ripple
across the keyboard




Jackie Maugh Robinson



whales grown huge on krill
are but specks in a vast sea‒
surging tsunami




Amada Burgard



still the white blossom
reflected in the tide pool
my hand on the bloom




Helen Loy



Sun rips through tissue
Paper clouds to place his hands
hotly on my arm.




Claudius Scholer



Thunder, storm, lightning
Sitting on that mountain ridge
With monsters and gods




Christopher David Hall



Green fields thrashed to mud.
Clouds heavy as iron plates.
May?no mayflies yet.




Robin Sprafka



Beneath winter sun
I sit chin in hand to wait
For life to begin




Ron Scully



waterthrush alone
splashing in the riverlight
mustard seed sunset




Jin Koh



Rocks click like crickets
air like shimmering water
desert summer heat




Sarah Blackman



leaning together
three linden trees drip fragrance
carried on the breeze




Dennis Lowe



Thunder in the hills
summer blows through the dry grass?
too much left undone




Ana Drobot



bright sun, burning earth
bench in the shade, wind blowing -
life philosophy




Kim Anguiano



Trees in silhouette
Stand against the fading light
Bats begin their feast




Hannah Frank



The shaking branch shows
A glimpse of the near future,
The first orange leaf falls.




Jennifer Shouse



Monk on bench, Sea-Tac
Did not see me next to him;
Immersed in i-phone.




Maryam Qureshi



The fruits of summer
Visible before my eyes...
Feeling glorified




Anne Currin



Garden of wishes-
Butterfly lands- flies away;
Flowers stay planted.




Jim Christ



forests of dead trees
dismembered, reassembled
numb, leafless in paint




James Roderick Burns



Seagull cuts into
a bar of obstinate sun,
casts his own shadow




Beth Mathison



Crocus peeking out
purple, snow lined beds dark brown
rich with Spring's promise




Fox Purtill



Forgotten dreams hide,
memories touched and lost loves
I cry as I wake




Kineret Yardena



Warm summer rains pass,
skies are clear again: why not
forgiveness so swift?




Christine S. O'Connor



deep silence echoes
as loudly as the racket
absent children made




Christine S. O'Connor



evening drifting in
over green waves as a mist
closes the curtain




Chris Gusek



a lone cardinal
unconcerned with the details
awaiting the spring




Leanne E Smith



September's summer:
white clematis cloaks fences,
bronze scuppernongs pop.




Tim Gardiner



brimstone butterflies
held in place by metal pins
fading behind glass




Alyson Rewick



Sudden September
South-bound geese fly unnoticed
Shivering at noon




Nancy Austin



monarch on milkweed
a still bee on astilbe
rumble of thunder




Grace Hughes Chappell



farm fields are ready
on the island ripe barley--
wind ruffles your hair




Grace Black



gemini towers
daedalus wings, twins? demise
papered ash of life




David Austin



summer's backward glance
reluctant to say adieu
one lonely white rose