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Issue 44



Authors

Amundson, Angela
Barnett, Sandra
Bjotvedt, Connor
Blazure, Drew
Buxton, C.w.
Cipriano, Lorraine
Conner, Candice
Cornman, John
Creighton, Neil
Davies, David
Depaul, Maria
Dotoli, Gregg
Drobot, Ana
Easterly, Joseph
Eshom, Emily
Flanagan, Michael
Gunn, Mary
Harbrow, Jeff
Harrison, Neil
Hartwell, Rick
Heraldo, Tine
Jones, David
Kamp, Lianne
Kiernan, Hilde
Kozma, Joseph J
Lake, Lionel
Lowe, Dennis
Moore, Amber
Moore, Laura
Morris-clark, Leara
Peipins, Terez
Pham, Minh-triÍt
Pond, Rachel
Reinert, James
Richardson, David
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Rosas, Maricela
Rossi, Patricia
Ruiz, Chris A
Savo, J. Bear
Schwartz, Debora
Scully, Ron
Stock, Judy
Strong, Liam
Thompson, Corrie
Torres, Noel
West, Tyson
White, Kelley
Woodward, Nancy Hatch




Maricela Rosas



Cherry blossom trees
release sweet dancing petals
in seasons of spring




John Cornman



A surface of glass,
Then broken by soft ripples;
The trout has his treat.




Jeff Harbrow



Golden hues disperse
Mountainous dark-green backdrop
Fog lifts from pale fields




Tine Heraldo



Heart, bare, frozen shut;
like the yonder river's ice,
still forevermore.




Chris A Ruiz



The lion's eyes
tell how he will never roar
but always whimper




Ron Scully



FOR SALE sign PENDING
squeaking in the last March winds
Easter morning peeps




Laura Moore



snowfall on tulips
embers spurn the morning's chill
Hod and Idun dance




Emily Eshom



Ghostly glow of moon
Unsung songs of sleeping birds
Waiting to emerge




Corrie Thompson



The gavel came down
Like the final pat of dirt
On top of a grave.




Debora Schwartz



Snow-capped mountains loom,
aglow beside the still sound;
rumbling motor-boat.




Minh-TriÍt PHAM



Black Metal concert
On the highest voltage lines
old famished ravens




Noel Torres



Your skin bowing 'neath
my touch reminds the deaf sky
of stars, of sleep.




Angela Amundson



Pandemonium
Cantering across the field
Freedom incarnate




Kelley White



spring in New Hampshire
snow clusters on sundresses
stiff on the clothesline




David Jones



exhaling small clouds
appearing disappearing
breathe in silent frost




Candice Conner



Blue filters through oak
leaves, catching the green on fire
like copper burning.




David Davies



in the English dew
pondering Andean dreams
- a single llama




Leara Morris-Clark



shadows stretch long arms
underneath the dripping sun
anticipation




Judy Stock



Whitecapped bands of clouds
Roll in waves across the sky
Toward the beach of dawn.




J. Bear Savo



6:16 A.M.
My smartphone thinks it's raining,
but I know better.




Lionel Lake



Our days like driftwood
on a bare reach of river,
gifts from gods upstream




C.W. Buxton



Euphoric visions
Within the storm of conscience
Troubled delusions




Lorraine Cipriano



Cha-cha ballroom dance
pushing him down to the floor
swirling red fringe skirt




Neil Creighton



evening chorus,
ecstatic cacophony
pond frogs praising rain




Terez Peipins



Late summer sun warms
tomato is turning red
earth spins and wobbles




Rick Hartwell



Adolescent games
Spring anatomy lessons
Opaque ignorance




Mary Gunn



old city graveyard
strains of a familiar tune
amid the bare trees




Joseph Easterly



The rough-shod ceiling
Squeezing space between itself
And the care-worn floor




Michael Flanagan



like a Newgrange dawn
sunrise fires through the darkness
igniting shadows




Lianne Kamp



Ghost wind chills the air
Snow flesh clings to cold tree bones
Winter haunts the streets




Rachel Pond



ripples sway the boat
dragonflies swarm my bobber
hoping for a bite




Tyson West



yarrow blossoms spread
yellow clouds quaver above
a fragile green dream




Dennis Lowe



storm clouds cast fine nets,
trawling the mountain shadows
sinking sun plunges




David Richardson



Right there all along
Leaning on his walking stick
My pensive shadow




Hilde Kiernan



at dusk, rowan trees
become long-fingered giants
unbraiding my hair




Drew Blazure



The smell of fresh walls
Grips his soul as freedom calls
The boy is now man




Amber Moore



Sunburnt and sleepy
Packed and headed to the car
For the long ride home




Connor Bjotvedt



Wooden horses sit
in the ranch house's window
dreaming of spring fields.




Patricia Rossi



framed in shades of blue
billowing white taffeta
summer's midday sky




Neil Harrison



Feather-light, haiku
descend on the sleeping heart,
then close their talons




Maria DePaul



birds and crickets chirp
locusts bounce in high grasses
Arboretum dawn




Nancy Hatch Woodward



Restless, scattered mind
Awakens me before dawn
Bobcat at our pond




Jackie Maugh Robinson



fallen autumn leaves
chin on paws on empty boots
come on boy. . .good boy




James Reinert



raindrop donnybrook
washing winter's dirty socks
daffodils rejoice




Sandra Barnett



lotus and lantern
resting in the Buddha's lap --
old watering can




Gregg Dotoli



alert hare watches
ears up clover sun dining
with nervous cat thoughts




Joseph J Kozma



The soil bubbles up
Bees are out scouting
Yellow daffodils




Liam Strong



The tractor yearning
through hot Leelanau summer
the pull of gold stalks.




Sandra Barnett



mockingbird flying
circles around clunky crow . . .
white patches flashing




Ana Drobot



through the rapeseed fields -
browsing through wedding photos
former bride and groom