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Issue 37



Authors

Arp, Don
Barnett, Sandra
Battersby, Lois
Bostick, Dani
Buttaci, Salvatore
Cates, Anna
Cates, Jay
Chakraborty, Souvik
Cowzer, Allison
Drobot, Ana
Flick, Richard
Franco, Johnny
Gentry, Susan
Gildersleeve, Britton
Gusek, Chris
Gutierrez, Jorge
Hansen, Robert P.
Herbert, Steve
Hoo, Misha
Howard, Beth
Ichkhanian, Judy
Johnson, Alison
Katerinsky, Alan
Knabe, Martin
Lane, Johanna
Long, Sally
Malik, Vyomi
Mccluskey, Anna
Melton, Bill
Minnehan, Catherine
Namwen, Miken
Peters, Iris
Ryall, Chris
Ryan, Lucy
Sebouhian, Damian
Stillwood, River
Sweeder, John
Tate, Barbara
Thiessen, Loreena
Verdi, Bryan
West, Tyson
Wickes, Susan Gale




Anna Cates



the tree's silver bark
shining in the moonlit dark
nighttime is talking




Miken Namwen



hazed mist of morning
kingfisher iridescent~
sticklebacks beware




Jorge Gutierrez



Kisses from the sun
Burning lips leave me frozen
The touch of Midas




Jorge Gutierrez



By the grieving bench
A magnolia blossoms
In Spring's memory




Robert P. Hansen



The scent of your hair
lingers, a pungent fragrance
rising from the wig.




Robert P. Hansen



seductive shower
naked flesh and soap bubbles
tongue behind her ear




Souvik Chakraborty



The darkening sky
softly exhales its last wish
early autumn rain




Catherine Minnehan



winding country road
a herd of hungry cattle
the train rattles on




Bill Melton



Seagull plummets down
Rictus of its gaping beak
Screaming in anger




Loreena Thiessen



black crow flaps its wings
suspended on a wind gust
blotting out the sun




Ana Drobot



storks moving their wings
all over the setting sun -
a goodbye message




Lucy Ryan



Show me you're filthy
Spitting, treading, pissing here.
Walk all over me




Allison Cowzer



Hail you, full of grace
Do you sense blessings divine?
Stone drips on water.




Johnny Franco



scented blossoms bloom
frilly pink dresses parade
hidden eggs await




Bryan Verdi



Wind drags across time
pulling at leaves and false teeth
I can barely smile




Chris Gusek



fighting with my keys -
finches in the parking space
dance around old cracks




Anna Cates



cold cemetery?
a flurry of whippoorwills
water-washed tombstones




Anna Cates



September sunset?
winding into forever
the bucolic roads




Anna Cates



pink sky in April
tangled in honeysuckle
hummingbird's delight




Johnny Franco



forsaken treaties
sacred promises broken
powwow drums beating




Johanna Lane



manatees floating
the Blue Spring mirroring sky
crowded zeppelins




Dani Bostick



silence muzzled me
the little girl has a voice
after thirty years




Iris Peters



Soft unfurling fern
Fragile sprout at break of dawn
Moist with morning dew




Barbara Tate



lasting impression
holding hands with a shadow
take a leap of faith




Sandra Barnett



a red azalea
the color of hot lipstick
blooming by the church




Richard Flick



Luminous dust cloud
New moon over ripe cherries
Memories dry out




Jay Cates



bright silver ribbon
moonlight slash on cold water
cold as grey ashes




Vyomi Malik



Lotus Peak Shimmers
A veil of misty showers
Cloud Edo's white dream




Lois Battersby



Night bursts with color
Spectators gaze up dazzled
Independence stars




Tyson West



windfall cedar trunk
rolled smooth in rain forest moss
decays evergreen




Tyson West



silk tendrils flutter
the garden fence firmament
fat white spider star




Don Arp



Perpetual spring;
It is a Thursday meeting
The chime is our dirge




Damian Sebouhian



Wall of white roses
blue lacy panties hanging
from a single thorn




Martin Knabe



Voice behind the hedge.
Over the old, sunburnt track
a train shuffles by.




Misha Hoo



oyster on the rocks
waiting for a tardy boat
hot sour soup for five




Misha Hoo



mist coddling the peak
narrow path to the summit
blood between my toes




Susan Gale Wickes



the song of an owl
a sweet shiver on the spine
fall's pale moon quivers




Steve Herbert



Threadbare branches mourn
vestments stolen by chill winds -
melancholy ghosts




River Stillwood



Firelight flickers
Ancient sunshine freed from wood
Faces glow with warmth




Salvatore Buttaci



when Canis Major
walks its paws across night skies
it bites a bone moon




Chris Ryall



Glistening green snake
Weaving down through the valley -
Our mountain river




John Sweeder



sudden buds appear
on purple wisteria ?
mysterious spring




Sally Long



Rising from water
the sun's lance piercing the cloud
brings enlightenment




Britton Gildersleeve



rails rock me to sleep
sing lullabies forged in fire
notes on iron staves




Alison Johnson



the resting Monarch
remembers his larvae days
better than they were




Anna McCluskey



Small, bitter cherries,
From the tree across the fence,
Sow my yard with weeds




Susan Gentry



words from yesterday
like dead leaves on frozen ground
nutrients of hope




Judy Ichkhanian



Hollowed, a canoe
Waiting for you to enter,
Adrift on the stream.




Beth Howard



forget-me-nots bloom
beside pathway to lakeshore
missing my parents




Alan Katerinsky



wood smoke and cut grass,
moist turned earth and lavender,
spruce, pine, and water