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Issue 4



Authors

Allen, Courtney
Anand, Ramesh
Ang, Andrea
Antebi, Debbi
Bunin, Josh
Chronister, Ben
Cover, Joe
Edwards, David
Epting, Chris
Goldfarb, Reuven
Hayes, Thomas
Head, Beverly
Horton, David Harrison
Howell, Traci
Kiefer, Rita Brady
Lala, Mike
Larsen, Nina
Lassell, Daniel
Mathews, Marsha
Maulsby, Dennis
Mead-fowler, Margaret
Mora-summonte, Madeline
Ordonez, April
Pasvinter, Irena
Pauff, Harry
Plovnick, Ross
Reilly, Portia
Scott, Andrew
Shipman, Christopher
Spencer, James
Starling, Ariel
Tustin, John
Vogt, Vicki
Vukelic Rozic, Djurdja
Whitman, Neal




April Ordonez



Heat envelopes me,
The clock ticks, the curtain's still,
Salty sweat trickles.




Irena Pasvinter



Smoke streams from age-old
chimneys of trembling nostrils:
The winter of life.




David Harrison Horton



A cold evening beer
for a Beijing summer heat
all windows open




Josh Bunin



spring harvest's largesse -
tributes given to a man
invite faithfulness




Josh Bunin



her, lascivious -
the sap does leak ever out
when scratching at trees




Thomas Hayes



Moon glow cast shadows,
Stretch across the pale lit floor.
The usher of dreams.




Daniel Lassell



a homeless man knows
more than preachers with bibles
messages of life




Beverly Head



front yard magnolia
next to less elegant trees
petals pale as ghosts




Beverly Head



lavender flowers
left wilting in a chipped cup
memories frozen




Nina Larsen



blue arctic summer
fresh bread with big holes in it
sticky hands blue teeth




Rita Brady Kiefer



never turn your back
on the ocean, mother warned,
the dead come in waves




Andrea Ang



The sun, failing to
reason with its reflection,
sinks like Narcissus




Traci Howell



The winds blow gently
As the stalks sway side to side
Aching for the pick




Ben Chronister



Sneaking children dash
Tumbling like drunken ninjas
Silent but giggly




Thomas Hayes



Eventide rolls in.
Cooling zephyrs lift spirits,
Summer grants mercy.




Marsha Mathews



sudden hollow whoosh --
spectacular intrusion
a dolphin swims near




Djurdja Vukelic Rozic



field diving into
a river - weeping willows
cradling the full moon




Djurdja Vukelic Rozic



sparrows on the bread
fighting a frozen bread crust
and among themselves




Vicki Vogt



Dance with me, firefly
In silent fairy gardens
Aglow with your light




Portia Reilly



Russet colored oak
leaves, a dazzle of color
sigh as the sun cools




John Tustin



Worming into you
Burrowing like a rodent
Almost satisfied




Christopher Shipman



When I imagine
her skull without skin she is
so easy to love.




Reuven Goldfarb



teabag's in the cup
someone's sitting on the porch
steeping in the sun




Reuven Goldfarb



broken wood, split rock
hikers trudge along a path
mountains loom, lake shines




Andrew Scott



The boys of summer,
playing in a young sand lot,
fighting to be men.




Chris Epting



rain hits hot pavement

senses flood with memories

scent of summer reigns




Chris Epting



saturn sits on black
expansive sky stretches on
glow in the dark moon




Chris Epting



coastal sage perfumes
sticky air sprinkled with salt
the deep green sea boils




David Edwards



small butterfly at
the edge of my sight-- a whisp
of fluttering white




David Edwards



curtains inhale and
exhale as storm approaches
a street light goes out




Madeline Mora-Summonte



the scorched seashell skin
the parched labyrinthine womb
a primeval death




April Ordonez



Syncopated beats
Clap and stomp into azure,
Even the grass moves.




Ramesh Anand



summer appearing
the fragrance of durian
in the dawning air




Ariel Starling



sound of cicadas
quiet and fade from hot air
dry like empty shells




James Spencer



summer rains applaud
the crickets' and cicadas'
nocturnal singing




James Spencer



ground shakes under foot
as I contemplate Merton
it could be a sign...




James Spencer



last days of summer -
an early chill brings out my
slippers and blanket




Dennis Maulsby



Evening heat settles
Bare girl legs rock the porch swing
Crickets castanet




Joe Cover



Federal prison
Overlooks magic gardens
Water lilies bloom




Joe Cover



Longhaired hippie girls
Nag Champa scented beauties
Dance in moon lit fields




Joe Cover



Grazing water's edge
Blue heron dancing with lake
Wings never touching




Debbi Antebi



clouds gather above
rain fills our picnic baskets
we go home hungry




Courtney Allen



hearing birds singing
ancient poems always new--
How do they do it?




Margaret Mead-Fowler



Summer furies -
Distant blue-black horizon.
Where are my children?




Mike Lala



Under her black dress,
dark skin, dewed flesh curved with sweat,
salt of olive, ripe.




Ramesh Anand



on a seaside bench
my father joins his neighbour ?
autumn moon shows up




Harry Pauff



Swimming with the rocks
A short life ends abruptly
A watery grave




Neal Whitman



in the morning air
first crocus dares raise its head
time to go to work




Ross Plovnick



the hurricane ends
those loud wind chimes from next door
still in our front yard




Ross Plovnick



painting the old barn
we sit out a thunderstorm
the brush with lightning