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Issue 41



Authors

Agnew, Zach
Aldridge, Bobby
Barnett, Sandra
Becket, Teresa
Blazure, Drew
Brooks, Robert
Burns, James Roderick
Cates, Anna
Culver, Ralph
Drobot, Ana
Dube, Val
Flanagan, Michael
Fletcher, Amy
Gatzow, Laura
Gentry, Susan
Grisetti, Joann
Hartwell, Rick
Heyward , C. Z.
Hurst, Rick
Kamp, Lianne
Knodel, Christopher
Kozma, Joseph J
Lahr, Jeff
Lloyd, Sherry
Long, Marir
Lorenson, Joyce
Lowe, Dennis
Macdonald, John
Malone, Zachary
Medina, Cj, Fr Daniel
Melton, Bill
Miller, David
Miller, Dean
Nolan, Peter
Peters, Iris
Pond, Rachel
Poversky, Angelica
Quintana, Robert
Rojas, Emily
Rossi, Patricia
Ruiz, Ashley
Schutter, Mary R. P.
Shaw, William
Spencer, Kim
Sprafka, Robin
Sweeney, Erin Michaela
Tardona, Daniel
West, Tyson




Angelica Poversky



Reach into the hand
Your mother gave you at birth
Use it to reach hers




James Roderick Burns



Distant harvester
cuts through the wheat, weaves around
a telegraph pole




David Miller



grey day tossing clouds
maple leaves spin across yards
motion absent change




Emily Rojas



Foam swallows my feet
Salty air, ominous waves
Peace in feeling small




Fr Daniel Medina, CJ



My head is spinning
Nothing seems to be stable
Today confirms fate




Anna Cates



October sunset
cold fog rises from the earth
among the tombstones




Teresa Becket



lemon-rhubarb hair
cascades as we pirouette
atop crimson leaves




Erin Michaela Sweeney



Jacarandas sway
breezy rains and mossy hills
periwinkle blooms




C. Z. Heyward



harvest moon beckons
spring tide crests aureate banks
brown leaves ride her wake




Robert Brooks



Dawn: an empty road
From a cleft in the concrete
A sunflower grows




Mary R. P. Schutter



soft summer breezes
lilies nod so politely
jets roar overhead




Ralph Culver



bright green stalks swaying
high rows of September corn
one crow standing guard




Jeff Lahr



Granite trail, steep climb
Soundless, as dying leaves fall
My heart beats walking




Tyson West



state hospital graves
nameless deer graze among stones
inscribed in numbers




William Shaw



The lion lollops
Between the greying houses;
King of the Suburbs.




John MacDonald



Half a rabbit seen
by full moon. The unseen half?
Rabbit all the same.




Rick Hurst



Dewy chilly morn,
Sun begins to warm the earth-
Horse whinnies hello.




Robin Sprafka



sunrises wet-cool
winds breathe through loftiest limbs
caterpillar crawls




Bobby Aldridge



bruised fruit in a bowl
paint and mineral spirits
capture my still life




Peter Nolan



I give no grumble
Hearing the thunder and rain
Thankful for this warmth




Rick Hartwell



Interrogation
Tree echoes the woodpecker
Reverberation




Patricia Rossi



snowflake minuet
white laden tranquility
nature's gift of peace




Lianne Kamp



Silver light fishes
Leaping sparks on the water
Cast down from the sun




Joyce Lorenson



morning without song
heart shaped leaves a deeper red
an autumn day dawns




Iris Peters



Diffuse morning light
Cobweb adorned dewy grass
Autumn's early kiss




Laura Gatzow



a silver-tongued brook
wheat field whispers in the wind
fingertips trace Braille.




Robert Quintana



Earth turns to winter
Tree line falls; skyline rises
Fresh fallen asphalt




Drew Blazure



Carolina pine
Biscuits covered in gravy
At home the heart smiles




Dennis Lowe



parting laden pines
ice powdered boughs shiver fog
snow dust down my back




Ana Drobot



November the first -
descending down a dry leaf
a very slow snail




Bill Melton



Trouping down the hill
The brazen blonde daffodils
Exhibit no shame




Dean Miller



Storms pound the jetty
Foghorn cries into the brume
Ships safe in harbor




Zachary Malone



cloudless skies still move
so much wind across my face
leaves blowing like thoughts




Joseph J Kozma



Sleeping in the shade
Messages on falling leaves
No good place to hide




Zach Agnew



The final tick tock
Hollow cries of a lost clock
Brings an end to time




Rachel Pond



white blanketed trees
snowflakes dancing from the sky
melting on my tongue




Susan Gentry



Deep fog of fretting
murky way to show caring
worry blinds all faith




Michael Flanagan



Cloudless brilliant dawn?
Blue Jay hops up to the sky.
Bough to branch to twig.




Marir Long



Tastes like a sweet soul
In the fruited fields you've grown
Ravenous no more




Anna Cates



Amish countryside
the fresh scent of bovine fields
beyond the cheese shop




Christopher Knodel



under the white sands
ivory bones and green glass
reveal the fallout




Kim Spencer



almighty baptism
divine waves force bended knee
my blue genesis




Ashley Ruiz



Autumn is artwork;
Golden sunsets and cool nights
Leaves fall and take flight




Daniel Tardona



Anhinga bird stretch
Waking the morning stillness
Warming my new day




Val Dube



Beneath the orchard
giant fruit tarantulas
sweeten their spring nests.




Sherry Lloyd



sun rays angle down-
a row of birch tree shadows
disguises deep snow




Joann Grisetti



opaline snow rings
tarnishing the silver moon -
old age settles in




Amy Fletcher



Pushing fingers down
Into deep green moss and ferns
Cool earth, sweet cool earth




Amy Fletcher



Dare I lie me down
Amidst bare trees, floating songs
Lifting lonely souls?




Sandra Barnett



pink japonica
blooms on bare limbs wet with rain --
last winter's shovels