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Issue 33



Authors

Alisia, Nyla
Allison, Jan
Amador, Yanee
Austin, David
Battersby, Lois
Blackman, Sarah
Boudreaux, Beau
Cates, Jay
Corson, James
Cox, Hayli
Drobot, Ana
Fiallo, Jessica
Francois, Hashenaa
Gomez, Brisa
Gove, Joan
Hicks, Timothy
Howell, Traci
Hutchinson, John
Keating, Danielle
Kozma, Joseph J
Li, Lily
Lunsford, Sarah
May, Nancy
Melton, Bill
Namwen, Miken
O. Hoyer, Judith
Padawer Solomon, Karla
Prosser, Lee
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Ruiz, Chris A
Ryan, Christopher
Santos, Nicoly
Schaefer, Neil
Scholer, Claudius
Skinner, Nina
Sprafka, Robin
Tancyus, Patty
Tapp, Ben
Tate, Barbara
Von Der Embse, Dan




Timothy Hicks



rain clouds come to play,
wind pushes far memories
old and rusted swing




David Austin



wonderful climbers
if autumn clouds were lower
squirrels might reach them




Jackie Maugh Robinson



elderly woman
with small bound feet, walks slowly‒
bonsai in a tray




Lee Prosser



I recall, you moved
To soft music played slowly
Capturing me quick




Danielle Keating



The harmless siren
Sparkling marine fantasy
A slippery tail




Lily Li



Fluorescent darkness
Illuminated false paths
Hark! Those sleepless nights




Robin Sprafka



Alfalfa buds bloom
Purple in the morning sun
Winter arrives soon




Judith O. Hoyer



buttons chattering
my dryers cozy racket:
kids ring the rosie




Lois Battersby



My eyes grow tired
The days fly by too quickly
My final breath nears




Lois Battersby



Icy village pond
Bundled skaters weave designs
Hands hug warm cocoa




Dan Von Der Embse



reading your body
infatuation with ink
tell me a story




Dan Von Der Embse



Pumpkin body parts
Loosening my resistance
Sway to the music




Ben Tapp



Floating through the sky
Red and yellow orange and blue
A hot air balloon.




Ana Drobot



bright Sunday morning -
the cling of all her bracelets
against his tea cup




Miken Namwen



Out of the vast marsh
plaintive grey curlew calling -
sister scolding me.




Bill Melton



Tiny house wren guards
Its territory and nest
With ferocity




Bill Melton



Eyes above water
Watching dragonfly on twig
Flash of sticky tongue




James Corson



Eyelids turning blue
I'm drawing ever inward
Its ebb without flow




Miken Namwen



Sleeping coil of snake
slithered as my shadow fell -
rope slipped the bollard




Barbara Tate



loving each other
life is good but not that good
sometimes there's hunger




Christopher Ryan



Swimming in her eyes
Fearful of drowning slowly
She leaves me breathless




Christopher Ryan



Winter's frozen kiss
Icy crystalline fingers
Silent night descends




Claudius Scholer



Two trees in thick fog
When your secret lover dies
You might not be told




Sarah Blackman



catawba seed pods
stray and scatter in the grass
patterns repeating




Joan Gove



sun's brilliant sparkle
turquoise blue ocean abounds
pelicans gliding




Jay Cates



gold leaves seen through fog
embers dying in ashes
gulls soaring, crying




Traci Howell



Wind whispering out
Wrapping itself all around
Encompassing us




Hayli Cox



Whispers the great pine,
"I tried to grow green for you,"
as the ax swings on.




Yanee Amador



Patterns in the sky
Ripples replace reflections
Stillness is silenced




Nina Skinner



Orange iguana
Winds sway shaking trees aside
Trembling blue waters




Brisa Gomez



Sitting on the bench
I gave the lake my heartache
I didn't want one




Hashenaa Francois



Sun shining? Grey clouds?
Wind? Is it going to rain?
Miami Weather




Chris A Ruiz



Don't seek my presence
And compare it to heaven,
Rather stay grounded




Nicoly Santos



Dandelions float
On summer's ponds like bodies
Float on winter's lakes




Jessica Fiallo



Live from a ghost town
I'm here on Veteran's Day
With flowers for John




Jackie Maugh Robinson



barely a zephyr
empty mainsail whapwhapping‒
albatross astern




Sarah Lunsford



Bruising winds rush fast
Devastation in its wake
Mother natures wrath




Jan Allison



dainty daffodil
your golden trumpet fanfares
the dawning of spring




Jan Allison



tiny snow angel
snowflakes kiss your rosy cheeks
white winter beauty




Neil Schaefer



December T-shirt
wind blustering through the palms
California




Karla Padawer Solomon



Winter in Madrid
I pass outdoor flower stands
Boarded up till March




Karla Padawer Solomon



A friend canceled plans
I eat lunch in the park, watching
Boaters on the lake.




Nyla Alisia



Last amber drop rolls
Moves slow down the horizon
Night arches her back




John Hutchinson



A stone's drought whispers
As it lies amidst the sun
Dry in summer's end




John Hutchinson



The trees bend with snow
While the wind seeks its own breath
Shadows blend the two




Nyla Alisia



Always they watch us
Young eyes of our tomorrow
What will you teach them




Patty Tancyus



November's last glow
burning leaves swirl fragrant smoke
beauty and ashes




Beau Boudreaux



Hard tug on my line
summer speckled trout, redfish
flip in the ice chest.




Nancy May



clouds on clouds, waves on
waves in the summer sunset
footprints in the sand




Joseph J Kozma



Moon rides on the waves
Night after night ritual
Walking in the sand