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Issue 39



Authors

Abaldo, Sherry
Adegbola, Oluseyi
Agnew, Zach
Barnett, Sandra
Bracale, Ron
Campion, Patricia
Cates, Anna
Crockford, C.m.
Cunio, Troy
Dafoe, Zach
Dolen, Dan
Dougherty, Katryn
Drobot, Ana
Eng, Linda
Esposito, Lynette
Gentry, Susan
Gleason, Annmarie
Hellweg, Paul
Huddleston, Cody
Jones, Kate
Kasai, Kirsten I
Kozma, Joseph J
Lake, Lindsay
Melton, Bill
Miller, Dean
Mitchell, Elizabeth
Nicholls, Darren
Paquette, Michele
Patterson, Melissa
Peters, Iris
Pierre, Terese
Piet, Dottie
Pond, Rachel
Ramer, Jessica
Reed Thieman, Shelly
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Rojas, Emily
Rossi, Patricia
Schutter, Mary R. P.
Scully, Ron
Smith, Mary
Smith, Tim
Snyder, Tammy
West, Tyson
White, Leonard




Zach Agnew



Birds quietly chirp
As grass sways gently in time
Mice pause to listen




Dean Miller



Snow melt swells river
Spring flows scour the landscape
Fish find calm water




Lindsay Lake



three golden trees sway
atop the steep river bank
haunting mute children




Leonard White



My fix is your lips
Addiction to supple flesh
The drug on my mind




Darren Nicholls



darkness wraps the mind
fighting for the light again
winter takes it all




Patricia Rossi



autumn palette hues
nature's amber draped canvas
masterpiece of leaves




Ron Bracale



in space, riding time,
spiraling Breath of Passion
entwined deep within




Joseph J Kozma



Tide is moving in
Crabs find shelter in the sand
Fullest moon ever




C.M. Crockford



Hot pavement and tar,
The wind waving, knocking on
Bristling green birch trees.




Patricia Campion



Steel-blue dragon fly
Where river ends earth begins
Draws widening loops




Tim Smith



inebriated
consoled by the blood red moon
thoughts of you be still




Terese Pierre



A small petal falls
On the surface of a pond,
Disturbing its sleep.




Elizabeth Mitchell



Naked, her breathing
Heavy. He moved in rhythm.
Shards of ecstasy.




Bill Melton



Billow of fragrance
Wafting sultry summer breeze
Honeysuckles bloom




Kirsten I Kasai



a fragile little
flower?fragrant, small and pale
you, an edelweiss




Zach Agnew



The night sky whispers
A single star twinkles bright
Earth can't hear her call




Emily Rojas



You lit a candle
Shining with prospect and thrill
It burned within me




Shelly Reed Thieman



Sun freckles shoulders
captive five months to cashmere
Sweaters hibernate




Ana Drobot



hippies at night gig -
beating to different rhythms
the wind and their hearts




Lindsay Lake



dandelion seed
buried in the other side
lying beside moon




Sherry Abaldo



rare morning thunder
biblical sky pelts glass rain
all the leaves look sharp




Tammy Snyder



Hummingbirds dancing
Ballet to the beat of wings
In the air above




Tammy Snyder



Watching flames turn bright
Nature has many meanings
I sat and wondered




Lynette Esposito



Birds whisper sweet songs
hidden voices in the bark
a choir brings day.




Mary R. P. Schutter



Fragrance like sweet tea,
The first rose of spring blushes
Warm pink in the sun.




Ron Scully



the Northern Kingdom
snow bound moonlight hardening
where dreams are buried




Ron Scully



beneath an old moon
Pemigewasset gabbles-
riverrocks rounding




Tyson West



naked at nineteen
sand litters damp moonlit sheets
our endless summer




Iris Peters



Cirrocumulus
Dressed to the nines and waltzing
Dancers in the storm




Iris Peters



Fragile violets
Hid in wind-sheltered niches
Conquer hostile rocks




Anna Cates



October twilight
white pines fogged with lake water
a distant chain saw




Rachel Pond



fog stretches across
the morning water garden
flower lilies float




Jessica Ramer



In Anchorage snow
before the false-front saloon,
bottlenecks glitter.




Jackie Maugh Robinson



javelina naps
under the Sonoran sun-
blue agave haze




Michele Paquette



Eagles soar so high
Sentinels in the blue sky
Feathers drift - a Gift!




Dan Dolen



brown hands grew these grapes
infused with earth water sun
wine our sacrament




Linda Eng



A sweet berceuse sung
Softly lulling her to sleep
A poisonous tune




Mary Smith



I hold you at length
Yet my whole life is a lie
Deception is great




Cody Huddleston



They're hitching a ride
on the alligator's back.
A pair of turtles.




Zach Dafoe



anonymity
living with no fingerprints,
no children in tow




Melissa Patterson



The colors of dusk
settle over my small town
I scratch a lotto




Katryn Dougherty



gnarled and twisted
more knots with each year of growth
deformed by old age




Troy Cunio



Afternoon- sunshine.
Here come the daily rainclouds,
like jealous lovers.




Annmarie Gleason



Gusts of wind blow cold
Blanketing life with stillness
Whisking away souls




Kate Jones



anticipation
summer is finally here
and gone in a flash




Dottie Piet



rasp of cicadas
vibrates through the evening heat
rattles the dishes




Susan Gentry



perceptions of truth
distortion of memory
feelings are not facts




Oluseyi Adegbola



Rivulets of rain
Will revitalize the green-
Death is but transit-




Paul Hellweg



mountain alpenglow
addicted to sweet rosebuds
all dreams a treasure




Sandra Barnett



Japanese maple --
the garden Buddha's Bodhi
in late summer light