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Issue 32



Authors

Anwar, Nur Nadiah
Ascerno, Jason
Austin, David
Baber, Bill
Barnett, Sandra
Barry, Stephen
Battersby, Lois
Bouquet, Don
Cates, Jay
Cenate, Kay
Cox, Hayli
Deering Norton, Abra
Drobot, Ana
Drzakowski, Kevin
Gardiner, Tim
Grzeslo, Amanda
Heyward , C. Z.
Holmes, Carly
Howell, Traci
Kasoff, Sasha
Kerrigan, Terese
Kozma, Joseph J
Lowe, Dennis
Lunsford, Sarah
Lupinacci, Veronica
Maloney, Ian
Marrone, Mark
May, Nancy
Melton, Bill
Moore, Brandon
Oates, David
Rewick, Alyson
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Shiam, Radhey
Smith, Mary
Sprafka, Robin
Tate, Barbara
West, Tyson
White, Brooke




Tim Gardiner



the black cricket sings
without a care in the world
from the reptile tank




David Austin



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




Brandon Moore



A single snowflake
Drops down from the Mountaintop
Landing unspoken




Radhey Shiam



only in silence
God speaks to His voice
in the voiceless voice




Sasha Kasoff



Small migrating birds
Flying in a fluid line
A scattered black snake




David Oates



Thanksgiving school play
nightmare of the food's revenge ?
I?m cast as the nut




Veronica Lupinacci



She chases his ghosts
out of the schoolyard. Old trees
bow. Their slow walk home.




Nancy May



autumn horizon
the falling rain, scatter of
leaves on the frost soil




Ana Drobot



cathedral bells heard
loud in the old town center -
chestnuts strike a bench




Bill Melton



Complacent leaves hang
listless in hot humid air
no reason to stir




Sandra Barnett



wasp galls on oak leaves ?
they fall through the air and catch
on webs and wipers




Traci Howell



Sitting by windows
Breathing out air making fog
Winter is coming




Traci Howell



Trees dance in the winds
Branches sway, leaves with rhythm
Becoming Alive




Jay Cates



doves nesting. cooing.
soft white parents of new hope.
annoying creatures.




Jay Cates



bitter cold north winds
blow through my very spirit
cleaning out the rot




Barbara Tate



dried yellow leaves
the cottonwood in autumn
tells summer's secrets




Bill Baber



Far away mountains
Where ancient monks once roamed
Can I go there now?




C. Z. Heyward



when there was no ink
i harvested my marrow
just to write your name




Robin Sprafka



your eyes fill with tears
let me go winter daughter
to my Moon River




Dennis Lowe



this old building creaks
while the wind murmurs with friends
among the rafters




Dennis Lowe



pouring plain water
earthenware vessels display
remarkable skill




Don Bouquet



hummingbirds hover,
butterflies crowd a Fall bloom-
east wind scatters all




Don Bouquet



an ant parachutes!
no, a dandelion seed
skydiving to earth




Lois Battersby



Hills blaze with color
Apples and pumpkins fill stands
Wood smoke in the air




Lois Battersby



Walk on ancient rocks
Lighthouses mark safe passage
Tide pools teem with life




Joseph J Kozma



Frogs sleep in the shade
Eagles look for easy prey
No more decisions




Joseph J Kozma



A tired old house
weeds are kissing the dull sky
not too much time left




Joseph J Kozma



The wind mills still turn
Aimless hoboes ride the trains
Nothing can hurt you




Mary Smith



Fall pumpkins are here
Autumn air is crisp and cool
Scarecrows scare the crows




Dennis Lowe



we feel it coming
raindrops bursting in moon dust
mud soon, mud always




Ian Maloney



Two swans in a marsh
White feathers on cold water
They circle to shore.




Abra Deering Norton



palm tree fronds slapping
violent Santa Anas
a sinister moon




Sarah Lunsford



White moonlight slivers
Reveal diamonds on blue waves
Bright nocturnal gems




Jason Ascerno



Fungus growing here
tall narrow branches avail
root's unseen in ground




Hayli Cox



Pastel-painted sky,
white wisps of cirrus soaring,
palace for the moon.




Alyson Rewick



Beneath the city
We search for our Minotaurs
Turning thoughts within




Kevin Drzakowski



The banana strips,
yellow dress dropped to the floor--
this comic prelude




Terese Kerrigan



Broken like clockwork
A bleeding, exposed nail bed
Healing as I grow.




Terese Kerrigan



Tiniest hammer
Locked in a bullet-proof room
At war with glass walls.




Tyson West



tatters of typhoon
twist the old growth cedar's crown
sailing the moss sea




Carly Holmes



She kept her hood on
and her boots, but lost the dress.
Wild me, she told him.




Kay Cenate



In the mirror lake
My reflected hand holds yours.
The leaves warn of wind.




Nur Nadiah Anwar



When will it all end?
Night by night, tear-stained pillows.
Tiny little pills.




Stephen Barry



Like Autumnal leaf
shed in soft, silent sorrow
red dress hits the floor




Mark Marrone



infernal water
crashes and foams in splendor
sounds of utter peace




Brooke White



How ironic that
Everything is dying in
Beautiful colors




Brooke White



And then the leaves Fell
ice carpets pale on the road
Silent flakes, time still




Amanda Grzeslo



Waiting to come home,
Ruck sack packed against the bunk--
there is no one left.




Sandra Barnett



large pampas grasses,
plumes waving in the stiff wind ?
time to change the time




Jackie Maugh Robinson



white bark of aspens
powdered with antler velvet-
autumn moon shadows