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Issue 40



Authors

Agnew, Zach
Blackman, Sarah
Burchett, Michelle
Burnham, Tara
Castaldi, Erin
Coy, Caleb
Dangelo, Nicholas
Dimichele, Bill
Drobot, Ana
Feuerstack, Brian
Fields, Carolyn
Fletcher, Amy
Giugliano, Gabriella
Green, Cliff
Guzzi, Deborah
Hall, Kay
Hunter, Laura Alexandra
Iyer, Jayshree
Jackson, Alastair
Jones, Natalie
Jones, Ronald
Lowe, Dennis
Malone, Zachary
Melton, Bill
Okeefe, Rob
Reed, P.j.
Richard, Clare
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Rossi, Jae
Rossi, Patricia
Samuels, Clarise
Trembath, Alan Todd
Weisser, Elizabeth
Wimberly, Jamie
Zorger, Haley




Haley Zorger



Accumulation
Exceeds all expectations
Of our innate needs.




Nicholas DAngelo



Idiot dreaming
Quiet genius incubates
Awake and forget




Amy Fletcher



Green-silver maples.
Mockingbird swoops; dives too close.
Redbuds like crazy.




Amy Fletcher



Apricots dropping.
Columbine fixes under
Bricks, picnic tables.




Brian Feuerstack



Mad noise pollution
Asphalt, diesel, tobacco
Rape olfactory




Brian Feuerstack



Exhilaration
Open my mouth really wide
Caught a butterfly




Carolyn Fields



Roiling sky above
Calm lagoon yields today's catch
Distant man watching




Laura Alexandra Hunter



Sunscreen and sea smell
Hot sand touches little toes
Baby's first beach day




Clare Richard



Frost binds to bare trees.
Bleak dew covers the morning.
A life forgotten.




Elizabeth Weisser



Fog and foam stir grit
Chattering teeth like pebbles
Pearls ground by oysters




Tara Burnham



fish beneath dark waves
thunderclouds invade the sky
you stay safe below




Ronald Jones



under a tree while
sun burns as on primal day
shadows dance with wind




Ronald Jones



red roses in mud
pink sky dripping falling stars
sparrow shakes a worm




Alan Todd Trembath



noble fox at play
entangled in compassion
vixen and kits thrive




Kay Hall



A Wisp of a Smile
The Knowing of a Time Past
Remembering All




Kay Hall



Lives Interrupted
A Tsunami of the Soul
Forever Amen




Zachary Malone



this year summer flames
washington wails with no tears
warm hot wind blows west




Rob OKeefe



doorbell unanswered
roses climb through broken panes
someone is crying




Deborah Guzzi



the birch trees turn first
pale yellow among the green:
empty lifeguard chair




Gabriella Giugliano



Memory sinks teeth
marrow-aching agony
sharper bite than wind




Gabriella Giugliano



Door swings, chill dribbles.
familiar touch creeps down spine
tangible whisper.




Jae Rossi



inside whitewash walls
fans pulse chairs creak?here we choose
to sit, to exhale




Jae Rossi



singsong chitchat rooms
are all we have to offer
tongues too hot for tea




Sarah Blackman



languid August night
gliding in his huge Chrysler
how far is Kansas?




Cliff Green



Fear: let's climb inside
this dark chilling of deep now,
a sprouting kernel.




Cliff Green



Presto! A flower
song that makes you beautiful ?
wear my fingers raw.




Cliff Green



Dawn. I watch the light
orb rising, transporting love
and a vacant seat.




Michelle Burchett



ants blacken the mound
faithfully fulfilling jobs
5 o'clock traffic




Jamie Wimberly



Far is the far shore,
Lines of which stretch farther still,
River between us.




Jayshree Iyer



shimmering sunset
a new horizon of hope
free spirit adrift




Jayshree Iyer



Waxing and waning
the moon and I are the same
caught in ebb and flow




Natalie Jones



at the museum
he looks at his reflection
in every painting




P.J. Reed



what is misery
a soul that soars through mountains
tethered to a stone




Caleb Coy



snow and cherry tree
snow falling on red round orbs
winter in the spring




Bill DiMichele



Her eyes will twinkle
Be still or be disfigured
An unfinished doll




Dennis Lowe



her letters reflect
the beating sun and flutter
thousands of miles, here




Bill Melton



Mother grooms kitten
Caress of serenity
Reflects in her eyes




Bill Melton



A tawny blanket
Undulating as the wind
Strokes the winter wheat




Bill Melton



Summer humid haze
Cloaking the earth in white gauze
Of sleepy tumor




Clarise Samuels



I still see you there
sipping coffee, wisps of smoke;
but you are long gone




Clarise Samuels



berry on a branch
bright juice and the wren's sharp beak;
a light breeze rustles




Jackie Maugh Robinson



in memoriam
white roses among the red
garden gloves she wore




Alastair Jackson



Crows devil the sky
Torn old rags of sooty wings
Ghosts of Strathnaver




Ana Drobot



freshly cut grass scent -
falling next to the haystack
some rays of sunshine




Zach Agnew



A soulless husk floats
Empty of what was once life
Drifting in the waves




Erin Castaldi



House on deep water
drops fall, craters dot the earth
sand splashes upward.




Patricia Rossi



musical cascade
snowflakes waltz in silent song
pure white symphony




Patricia Rossi



snow laced window pane
cardinal perched on barren bough
winter solitude