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Issue 35



Authors

Becker, Leon
Black, Grace
Cowzer, Allison
Doerksen, Patrick
Drobot, Ana
Edwards, Terrance
Fernandez Low, Laura
Finch, Nicholas
Franco, Johnny
Geary, Cecil
Hansen, Deborah
Hansen, Robert P.
Hicks, Timothy
Hill, Elizabeth F.
Holden, Craig Thomas
Kauderer, Herb
Kozma, Joseph J
La Voie, Angela
Lewis, Rachel
Li, Quinn
Ling, Nicholas
Lunsford, Sarah
May, Nancy
Melton, Bill
Minnehan, Catherine
Namwen, Miken
Perry, Autumn
Pierce, Tyler
Pond, Rachel
Rickards, Susannah
Riley, Hazel
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Rojas, Emily
Ryan, Lucy
Spencer, Kim
Tate, Barbara
Travis, Kent
Verdi, Bryan
Volz, Mark
Wasilewski, Nells
West, Tyson




Patrick Doerksen



upon a hill top
I see the horizon's back
bent with hot scarlet




Kim Spencer



bleak highway houses
sit beside broken billboards
dreams then now faded




Herb Kauderer



gothic angels paint
monochromatic portraits
motifs of shadow




Timothy Hicks



forest flames below
a beautiful tragic view
for those on the hill




Emily Rojas



Warm like an embrace
A desolate hill, lit up
Such beauty, wasted




Bill Melton



You were in my soul
Before you were in my life
I was just waiting




Bill Melton



Nebulous shadows
Of moonlight slowly swaying
To a gentle breeze




Joseph J Kozma



Black birds on the road
Cautious snow flakes, lazy winds
No traffic at all




Joseph J Kozma



Chapel in the woods
Empty nests and peeling bark
Nobody to blame




Laura Fernandez Low



Old man sits and stares
He waits for life to return
Manta ray dives in




Grace Black



cerulean cry
winter claims her bare canvas
gusts of northern winds




Johnny Franco



Battlefield carnage
souls swarm the eternal light
seeking God's passage.




Tyson West



a hollow pine stump
day of the dead sheltering
a skull shaped mushroom




Tyson West



all yellow leaves flee
the cold birch limbs above me
stars sprout on her twigs




Nells Wasilewski



cold, cold snowy day
nothing could drag us outside.
the sled is broken




Nells Wasilewski



when you left--I cleaned
shoe fetish tied up in bags
trying to let go




Susannah Rickards



Winter. Old fence felled
by wind rests against an elm
growing bright new moss




Miken Namwen



stately red crowned cranes
prancing in the snowy field ~
my tallest sister




Nicholas Ling



Alone, all is still.
No one that I need to be.
Blissfully, I just be.




Barbara Tate



meditation bench
a journal spread before me
I wait for the muse




Nancy May



snow fallen branches
sway in a cold breeze, feathers
ruffle in a nest




Leon Becker



snowflakes fall gently
shattered within a moment
my grasp was too strong




Craig Thomas Holden



Through children worlds bloom
The art of tatebanko
Beware, paper cuts




Terrance Edwards



laptop propped open
caught in his virtual world
his coffee goes cold




Miken Namwen



mountains hanging there
holding their knowledge aloof ~
white-bearded old men.




Craig Thomas Holden



Lattice of shadows
Lilies shy from naked souls
An arbour adorned




Bryan Verdi



Rest the eyes in sleep
the stillness of night prevails
crickets jump and play




Robert P. Hansen



after dinner mint
placed with such delicacy
next to my pillow




Rachel Lewis



Leopards hunt silent
the breeze carries leaves gone by
the Fox dies alone




Autumn Perry



purity of page
continuation of thought
a smearing of ink




Deborah Hansen



Dewdrops kissing lace.
Amid this beauty, danger.
Wily spider waits.




Deborah Hansen



Bushy tail curves low,
ears alert to our presence.
The wolf backs away.




Tyler Pierce



Early morning chores
Orion fills the West sky
I fill grain buckets




Cecil Geary



Beneath the sharp lance,
The blue joker moth dances
Hysterically.




Rachel Pond



Transcribed by black ink
A muted voice, otherwise
Paper sets her free




Angela La Voie



Intracoastal cool
egrets strut tourist pathways
pools lounge in freedom




Rachel Pond



Fresh, gentle, Spring breeze
Tides of tears roll out to sea
A new beginning




Allison Cowzer



Lichen covered tree
sides most stunted and deprived
lessons make us wise




Jackie Maugh Robinson



this curtained darkness
something about the silence-
overnight snow drifts




Mark Volz



Balance of nature
The sun rises, the sun sets
All in symmetry




Kent Travis



cool swirl of water
churning in the river's crook--
she laughs up the bank




Elizabeth F. Hill



hummingbirds hover
sipping sweet summer cider
through delicate straws




Elizabeth F. Hill



sagging sunflower
disgruntled by September
sullenly hangs head




Sarah Lunsford



You wake me gently
reach to me and warm my skin
Good morning sun ray




Nicholas Finch



Morning dew settles
silver on the last fall leaf?
soon death for rebirth.




Hazel Riley



wind of change blowing
ruffling feathers, teasing wings
the fates are spinning




Lucy Ryan



douse me in feathers
bathe my bones in blessed light
Nephilim is dead




Quinn Li



You may have felt it
An undulating mountain
Terra from ashes




Catherine Minnehan



The first green of spring
protruding from snow and soil-
presents from the Sun




Ana Drobot



my flower garden
once again in its full bloom -
watching falling stars