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Issue 43



Authors

Agnew, Zach
Barilla, Donny
Blazure, Drew
Burchett, Michelle
Campion, Patricia
Cannon, Karen Jane
Chun, Joy
Dawson, Jessica
Drobot, Ana
Ervin, Ahjanay
Esposito, Lynette
Flanagan, Michael
Formosa, Charlotte
Gentry, Susan
Gilmer, Monty
Grisetti, Joann
Gyukics, Gabor
Hill, Rowland
Iyer, Jayshree
Kamp, Lianne
Kelly, David
Knabe, Martin
Knodel, Christopher
Kozma, Joseph J
Lam, Jeremy
Laparr, Maria
Lee-byrd, Candace
Leonard, Pete
Lorenson, Joyce
Lowe, Dennis
Maltez, Kevin
Melton, Bill
Moss, Jon
Red, Elias
Rossi, Patricia
Schupp, Bonnie
Shaw, Martha
Spencer, Kim
Tchakova, Wilhelmina
Treiber, Colin
Vasquez, Isabella
Weisser, Elizabeth
West, Tyson




Zach Agnew



Alone in the night
Blinking eyes search in the dark
The moon sheds some light




Patricia Campion



Chimney smoke alone
Stirs after the storm. As for
The landscape: white out.




Patricia Campion



Flock of ibises?
Their beaks bracket the ground in
Red parentheses




Joseph J Kozma



Two storks and a cat
Linens drying on the line
Summer on the farm




Joseph J Kozma



Snow piles on the ground
Looking for longevity
First week in April




Drew Blazure



The hollow heart cries
Seeking a true companion
A wagging tail calls




Jayshree Iyer



hanging from a branch
where birds nested in the spring
icicles in pairs




Tyson West



puff of powder snow
permeates a cedar branch
her fingers thread his




Tyson West



cemetery hill
rising snow carries the dead
further away still




Wilhelmina Tchakova



Trees stripped bare of leaves
under a crisp, golden star
while fruits are yielded.




Michelle Burchett



walking across snow
leaving watery footprints
as winter exits




Michelle Burchett



under shrouds of cloud
stealthy purple mountains rise
to capture the sun




ROWLAND HILL



Snow-white butterfly
Floats by on a summer breeze
Slowly melts away




Jessica Dawson



flying day old bread
seagull pleads with wanting eyes?
proceeds with caution




Jessica Dawson



beautiful glacier
standing above small city
eyes touch snow clothed hills




Elias Red



His lung portioned out.
Sterile sheets, beeping. Outside
the leaves are turning.




Dennis Lowe



yesterday's cold wind
chimney smoke and street blown leaves
hours before snow




Kim Spencer



hawk with mouse alights
fence post's quiet tenancy
salutes carmine dawn




Ahjanay Ervin



A day for mourning.
Another angel is born.
Tears dry on her face.




Isabella Vasquez



On the desert road,
the setting sun paints me gold
a lonely fox cries.




Jeremy Lam



The cool breeze hisses?
snow hides the big Everest
travelers climb up




Ana Drobot



the stars remain still
in the dark depths of the night -
no boats on the lake




Maria LaParr



Trait Missionary
The world engaging anew
Transformed in goodness




Kevin Maltez



Broken desert floor
Water drops fill crevasses
A sapling in bloom




Gabor Gyukics



In the moonless sky
a shadow walks the sunshine
to the other side




Charlotte Formosa



Go bloom sakura
This beauty too shall perish
The lesson lingers




Joy Chun



Pole in the water
leaves start to fall as I wait
Finally, a tug




Christopher Knodel



silent in its path
the moon reflects in ripples
leaping to each wave




Elizabeth Weisser



Rain has a secret,
Taps your shoulder then a toe:
Warm breath into earth.




Joann Grisetti



a wandering breeze
those dead-brown palm fronds clicking
well into matins




Patricia Rossi



donned in velveteen
lavender clustered crocus
spring's precious debut




Lianne Kamp



Black ocean waves run
Fingers through the moonlight harp
Midnight opera




Bill Melton



The solace of words
And the healing balm of time
Sweeten memories




Lynette Esposito



heavy with wet snow
dark long fingertips sky bound
point accusations




David Kelly



oarless, rudderless
just an ordinary leaf
drifting out to sea




Donny Barilla



Sunbeams slap the snow,
grassy pouches surfacing,
thick breads rise with warmth.




Donny Barilla



Sauntering mint leaves,
winds of spring swim tenderly,
eager rain taps soft.




Donny Barilla



The fleece of winter,
iced juices and sweetened breeze,
cardinals courting.




Susan Gentry



Warm summer breezes
memories of three sisters
calmness before storm




Colin Treiber



So sure of itself
In the dead of the winter;
Dreamless, sleepless night.




Jon Moss



Sleet and snow falling.
Inactive withered fields lay,
seeds patiently wait.




Joyce Lorenson



tree swallows return
settling into their old home
a spring sky stirring




Martin Knabe



In the midday sun;
A spider dragging its web
through the withered grass.




Martha Shaw



Leaves flutter and turn
Wrapped in wind, dark clouds, and rain
Still the robin sings




Karen Jane Cannon



The diving whales leave
flat circles of sea - mirrors
into both our worlds.




Candace Lee-Byrd



Indigo sky eats
the sun and stars, silver, light
a velvet nightfall.




Michael Flanagan



beyond my screen door
the elms sigh in a spring breeze
school bus rattles by




Pete Leonard



The full moon tarries
admiring her rival's blush
blooming on the hills




Monty Gilmer



Rain falls. Leaves begin
to spring. Little lambs skip. Birds
couple, build and sing.




Bonnie Schupp



Forest path reveals
multicolored quilt. One leaf
remains quivering.