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Issue 36



Authors

Barnett, Sandra
Barr, M. Kari
Beaudin, Marc
Brown, Jerry
Brown, Mandy
Cates, Anna
Cowzer, Allison
Davidson, Tracy
Doerksen, Patrick
Drobot, Ana
Franco, Johnny
Geary, Cecil
Graham, Frank
Grant-oyeye, Lind
Heyward , C. Z.
Kauderer, Herb
Kozma, Joseph J
Ling, Nicholas
Lowe, Dennis
Lunsford, Sarah
Mccann, Janet
Melton, Bill
Minnehan, Catherine
Mullet, Michelle
Pierce, Tyler
Riemer, Katharina
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Rojas, Emily
Shaw, Martha
Snethen, Daniel
Stewart, Nick
Tate, Barbara
Thompson, Dennis
Verdi, Bryan
Wasilewski, Nells
West, Tyson




Catherine Minnehan



electrified dirt
perfumes the cool tunnel air
taking the train home




Catherine Minnehan



the last dregs of snow
live and die by the Sun's glance-
feeding daffodils




Bill Melton



Backlit by the moon
Stark skeleton of branches
Pierce the evening sky




Bill Melton



A weak winter sun
Vainly struggles to burn through
Winter's icy fog




Bill Melton



Wheat stubble in snow
Interrupts a field of white
Nature needs a shave




Emily Rojas



Bright stained crimson cheeks
Like the flesh of a cherry
Bashful, a grin hides




Barbara Tate



tiny loggerheads
a treasure map drawn on sand
erased by the waves




Barbara Tate



cross over the bridge
a dozen sterling roses
left on the table




Barbara Tate



I make two wishes
the sign of a better day
a double rainbow




Sarah Lunsford



Mighty redwood tree
canopies that reach for miles
humbled by their size




Joseph J Kozma



Doors of law unlock
Cherry blossoms open up
Washington DC




Tyson West



walking clasping hands
twilight trail circles the lake
fog oroboros




Mandy Brown



Rock thrown by a child,
The watery plop, laughter
Ripples through the air




Mandy Brown



The steel against stone,
Dirt caking your pants and face,
You knock at Earth's heart.




Bryan Verdi



The well-spring in May
bubbles its sweet aroma
jealous flowers bloom




Johnny Franco



heavenly beauty
suspended in the night sky
woeful baying wolf




Johnny Franco



a dying flower
wilted petals fall earthbound
resurrection comes




Nicholas Ling



Against my window
rain taps veiled time signatures
ebbing me to sleep.




Allison Cowzer



Fragrant, fertile earth
cloaks of compassion cover
multitudes of sin




Sandra Barnett



a sly red fox hides
under the magnolia ?
patches of old snow




Katharina Riemer



Ice in Boston melts
only for a mere second
freezing back in place




Jerry Brown



Thunderheads push in
as upwelling plumes gasp hot:
ejaculation.




Jackie Maugh Robinson



summer tomatoes
ripening on green tendrils
promises to keep




Nells Wasilewski



midnight illusion
leafy branches reach skyward
holding moon aloft




Nells Wasilewski



spring's sense of humor
sunny day lures us outside
thirty two degrees




Marc Beaudin



The night's only star ?
a moth caught in the streetlight
Still, I make my wish




Marc Beaudin



Wolf on Highway 2
dissolves into the forest
like a bell, unrung




Cecil Geary



The spring wind dances
Through the pines dislodging cones.
The earth glows and swells.




C. Z. Heyward



cherry blossom trunk
our tremors pass through her grip
falling silk coats us




Herb Kauderer



the busy crowds pass
filled with old friends & lovers
distant but not gone




Tracy Davidson



autumn butterflies
the warm golds and crisp crimsons
I mistook for leaves




Tracy Davidson



above the treetops
a scattering of swallows
cross the summer moon




Nick Stewart



The master inscribes.
The past, reborn, signs the page:
Footprints melt the snow.




Ana Drobot



in my apple tree
the blossoms getting closer -
new baby shower




Janet McCann



pretty history?
we leaf through books to find it
the page is torn out




Tyler Pierce



The sounds puddles make -
face down, tearing into clouds,
reflecting calm skies.




Lind Grant-oyeye



savannah landscape
Lions on the land we see
fearless life we lead




Martha Shaw



Fine feathered wisdom
showing such abundant grace
I must learn their song




Patrick Doerksen



cumulus gather
the low yellow daffodils
trust the swaying air




Dennis Thompson



fluttering color
orange monarchs float high above
a royal brigade




Dennis Thompson



morning summer breeze
a concentric draft ascends
white oak leaves tremble




Michelle Mullet



White hound, cremated
Lost in Louisiana
Shipped via shoebox




Daniel Snethen



white children's puffball
yellow tooth-of-the-lion
French xanthic flower




Frank Graham



between two tall trees
a single fallen oak leaf --
color of sunset




M. Kari Barr



dark night heaven smiles
winter sighs chill fingers stretch
bullfrogs sing aloud




Dennis Lowe



low in the turquoise
a rising moon and people
strolling here and there




Dennis Lowe



stooping among dunes
camels gleaning green stubble
after desert rain




Dennis Lowe



decaying sandbags
bursting after so much sun
spilt like torn grain sacks




Anna Cates



the encroaching night
eating a lamppost's shadow
a stranger, smoking




Anna Cates



scent of fresh cut grass
beheaded dandelion
oozing bitter white