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Issue 34



Authors

Barnett, Sandra
Battersby, Lois
Biggs, Jackie
Blackman, Sarah
Boudreaux, Beau
Brown, Mandy
Burchett, Michelle
Burkard, Doc
Burns, James Roderick
Cantin, Michael
Carcache, Roberto
Corbett, Pamela
Darretta, John Lawrence
Drobot, Ana
Edwards, Terrance
Elson, Doug
Finch, Nicholas
Flick, Richard
Heyward , C. Z.
Hicks, Timothy
Jones, Chris
Kozma, Joseph J
Laing, Julie
Lowe, Dennis
May, Nancy
Mckay, Nicholas
Melton, Bill
Namwen, Miken
Oman, Carl
Peasley Bush, Sandra
Perry, Autumn
Peters, Iris
Pierce, Tyler
Pobo, Kenneth
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Rojas, Emily
Sprague, Adam
Steele, Jodi
Tamburo, Logan
Tate, Barbara
Wasilewski, Nells




Carl Oman



White crystal shrouded
Crisp beautiful blades of green
Gone with morning sun




C. Z. Heyward



hiding in her voice
susurrations of heaven
raindrops sing backup




C. Z. Heyward



Jack slips on the rocks
fingers tap out S.O.S
bass strums his reply




Beau Boudreaux



Horse race in late May
black-eyed Susans in their vase
whiskey burns ice cubes.




Dennis Lowe



Mojave expanse
symphonic footsteps tracing
melodies of stone




Joseph J Kozma



First frost of the year
The lake steams in the morning
Geese are taking off




Iris Peters



Explosion of reds
Late autumnal fireworks
Rapid change in hue




James Roderick Burns



Sun-lit windows, each
a brief torch against the world
of nicks and splinters




Michael Cantin



No snow to blanket
the shifting earth of my home.
My California




Sandra Barnett



a squirrel jumps from
tree to tree on high branches ?
Vivaldi CD




Logan Tamburo



The church's towers
mirrored on the venetian
canal's glass surface




Ana Drobot



ice flower pattern -
an unknown author's painting
just in the window




Timothy Hicks



rose leaning earthward
in the folds of a petal
beetles take refuge




Chris Jones



White snow falls to Earth
Cardinal lands on tree branch
Fire among the ash




Bill Melton



Broken windows stare
At the fallow weed-choked fields
Once were tilled with care




Bill Melton



Mercedes speeds by
Vanity plate reads TRBL
Bleached blonde at the wheel




Jackie Biggs



Misty air whispers
in a forest full of dreams ?
love breathes through the trees




Kenneth Pobo



Morning glory blooms,
eighty. I counted. I should
have named each of them.




Kenneth Pobo



My father says he's
getting forgetful, pollen
against a window.




Kenneth Pobo



A cinnamon fern--
drought works it way up from roots.
The woods stop breathing.




Jodi Steele



Tricky is the Fox,
Somersaulting through the Truth.
Caught in her own trap.




Michelle Burchett



Sunset-splattered peach
Bleeding end-of-summer wine -
A tree hangover




Michelle Burchett



waterfall journey
over, around obstacles
hard rock music streams




Sarah Blackman



suddenly first light
cacophony of birdsong
breaks the day open




Sandra Peasley Bush



Below the ice film
Blanketing the sleeping pond
Golden fins quiver




Barbara Tate



a ghost of herself
the doe treads on damp mosses
just before sunrise




Barbara Tate



nocturnal hunter
conspicuous in absence
the owl calls my name




Adam Sprague



Down by the river
Without you, gone to the fog?
It's my soul that's lost




Adam Sprague



With your hand in mine
Shadow shows what words cannot?
We are truly one




Lois Battersby



Shimmering mirage
Of a desert caravan
Crossing centuries




Doc Burkard



candles on the amp,
humming chord, the fourth, the fifth
that burns forever




Miken Namwen



wind carrying seed
sycamore helicopters ~
sister spinning wool




John Lawrence Darretta



golden leaves trip down
tawny toads slow hop away
summer bows to fall




Nancy May



on bare branches a
shower of snow, in the nest
ruffle of feathers




Roberto Carcache



Wind sweeps the brown flames
Breaths form clouds on the window
The pines are upright




Nicholas McKay



The albatross failed
to migrate, when the winter
consumed the region




Mandy Brown



enter in stillness
my small flickering candle
keep me while I breathe




Autumn Perry



The time changes but
I remain fixed. Watching life
through the same stilled lens.




Nicholas Finch



A planted kiss on
my cheek, after budding, then
sprouted'to a weed.




Jackie Maugh Robinson



in mid-pirouette
music box ballerina
waits for the last?note




Pamela Corbett



a light west wind blows,
blind to large looming black clouds,
young boys crab at dusk.




Miken Namwen



a flight of grey cranes
glided into no-man's land ~
unperturbed by war




Emily Rojas



Standing on the edge
Open, stripped and on display
Solace in leaping




Nells Wasilewski



cold lonely day--sky
a seamless gray canopy
your knock on the door




Tyler Pierce



My self-obsessed breath
Reflected on me, even
As it became air




Terrance Edwards



Red wine strong, warming;
another glass is poured as
old friends tell new tales




Doug Elson



Yellow leaves like rain
a cold north wind swirls, briefly
they rise once again




Richard Flick



Enmeshed in sorrows
Light breaks over sickly vines
Lilacs collect dew




Julie Laing



Beauty, so fragile
Dependent on warming sun
I ache to touch you.




Julie Laing



Boat waits patiently
Sail and sailor expectant
Not a breath of wind.