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Issue 38



Authors

Agnew, Zach
Barnett, Sandra
Beal, Jane
Bergeron Ii, Glenn J.
Brandow, Walter
Cartee, Gail
Cates, Anna
Caudill, Angell
Chircop, Charmaine
Cole, David
Cowzer, Allison
Davis, Andrew
Drobot, Ana
Eichelberger, Miguel
Fields, Carolyn
Gentry, Susan
Grisetti, Joann
Hapsari, Kalyana
Heep, Alexandra
Heiman, Rick
Hildebrandt, L. Mad
Huffstead, Cameya
Jenkinson, Linda
Lethalm, Harley
Lovett, Matthew
Lowe, Dennis
Lynch, Rhonda
Melton, Bill
Mirbaghi, Arif
Mullaly, David
Nazareno, Caroline
Novio, Eunice Barbara
O'connor, Christine S.
Osunsan, Olutayo
Pereyra, Daniel
Pollock, Maria
Pond, Rachel
Reed Thieman, Shelly
Reinecke, Warren
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Simmonds, Keith
Tash, Ian
Wallace, Michelle
Wasilewski, Nells
Westfall, Noah
Yom Tov, Jonathan




Maria Pollock



Sweat drops like crystals
constellations in your eyes
touched by the divine.




Bill Melton



A thin haze of fog
softens the morning sunrise
a cantaloupe sky




Rachel Pond



raindrops trickle down
lightning flashes angry skies
longing for rainbows




Arif Mirbaghi



Ghosts escape in cracks
small as the bones in our ears.
Don't listen to them.




Rhonda Lynch



Questions always come
Landscapes clouded and misty
finally resolve




Eunice Barbara Novio



A few drops of rain
a thirsty earth is begging
clouds blown by the wind




L. Mad Hildebrandt



snake and buzzard pause
shoes tread in waterless land
midday sands shimmer




Zach Agnew



Death lurks in shadows
Reaching for those who linger
Grabbing only fools




Daniel Pereyra



water lapping stones
solid in how they are placed
still among the flows




David Cole



I tear the earth's skin,
From its essence, like a mask.
I see memory.




Ian Tash



Engines sing in joy
Beautifully mesmerize
Sirens down the track




Michelle Wallace



summer's passion yields
multi-colored hydrangeas
floral fulfillment




Michelle Wallace



sun-kissed horizon
Nocturne bows out gracefully
gossamer moment




Warren Reinecke



Sentinel Blackbird
Posted high on cattail stem
Red badge wings hold sway




Warren Reinecke



Mayday gift appears
Towering Catalpa forms
Blossom cloud and rain




Jonathan Yom Tov



Spiral clouds of birds
Over golden, ghostly Rome
A cold, spring twilight




Kalyana Hapsari



a red Ferrari
how many times did she cry
luxuriously




Rick Heiman



Aphids never see
the gardener weed and prune
from their green vantage.




Matthew Lovett



Wake up, blue willow,
the day, coming through your boughs;
same as yesterday




Glenn J. Bergeron II



sweat from two lovers
like tears from her husband's eyes
drops on tousled sheets




Dennis Lowe



scorched dust rivers flow
diaphanous sand currents
scrolling the black road




Gail Cartee



Red clover meadow
Queen Anne nods her lacey head
A speckled fawn naps.




Anna Cates



gushing brook water
alive with shifting shadows
half minnows half light




Carolyn Fields



Butterfly flutters
Washing buckets not a chore
The hummingbird stays




Sandra Barnett



deer in the backyard
grazing then disappearing
leaving emptiness




Noah Westfall



Flowers hug the hill
Vibrant Indian paintbrush
They watch this mountain




Olutayo Osunsan



Shimmering night light
Would you sing me a love song
Of love lost and found




David Mullaly



White swarms of hailstones
tattooing our roof with dents--
so little mercy.




Shelly Reed Thieman



Daffodils labor
Goldfinches serve as midwives
Yellow afterbirths




Jackie Maugh Robinson



red sunned Savanna
tall grasses hide a rhino
red stained Savanna




Walter Brandow



Solipsism creeps
sets in, capitol and worth
expanse is relief




Joann Grisetti



the rustle of leaves
quicker than the moon can hide
more naked branches




Jane Beal



Painted white-on-white:
Great White Egret, wings spread wide
in a cloudy sky.




Nells Wasilewski



summer sun dripping
liquid gold across the roof
fourteen caret dawn




Miguel Eichelberger



Light means more at night
Nudity means more in light
You?ll mean more at dawn




Andrew Davis



Sweet fire listens.
Too delicate beauty stirs
Death as light snow falls.




Keith Simmonds



A sip of nectar
from the petals of beauty?
a butterfly dance




Allison Cowzer



Cancer took my friend
She was the Sun to my Moon
I play solitaire




Alexandra Heep



Reaching towards the sky
proud stalks with radiant blooms
face the golden sun.




Harley Lethalm



In towing this wind
I sweep up a lonesome psalm
(I heal in bending.)




Charmaine Chircop



tattered wings flutter
beneath the hunter moon's glow
a mallard's last cry




Christine S. O'Connor



whispering breezes
carry hushed sounds of water
rolling over rocks




Susan Gentry



summer brings colors
vibrant paintings surround us
God's masterpieces




Angell Caudill



Four cows munching grass
Lightning bugs blinking in trees
Dusk ? a summer day




Angell Caudill



Morning on water
winds blow revelry through leaves
a heron splashes




Caroline Nazareno



pandora of fire
set beyond the depths of love
forgotten desire




Ana Drobot



blank foggy morning -
deep into analysis
all my childhood dreams




Ana Drobot



letters from afar -
the strong scent of a pressed rose
passing through customs




Cameya Huffstead



Far flung from my eyes
you wander in on cooled dreams..
gone the Pedro Plains




Linda Jenkinson



the sun covers me
warming my soul as always
with mercy and love