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Issue 46



Authors

Jones, Gb
Aaronson, Nicole
Agnew, Zach
Aldridge, Bobby
Alsbury, Kate
Barnett, Sandra
Blazure, Drew
Campbell, Colin
Castaldi, Erin
Cates, Anna
Cavano, Frank
Chansarkar, Sara
Cipriano, Lorraine
Dangelo, Nicholas
Ejanda, Crystal Theresa
Elizenberry, Arika
Gardner, Susan
Gentry, Susan
Goodfellow, Robin
Gravina, Kristyl
Hatter, Shasta
Head, Beverly
Jastermsky, Peter
Kamp, Lianne
Klein, Phyllis
Kulp, Mickey
Lamb, Jane
Lawrence, T.k.
Lee, Daphne
Macdonald, John
Mathison, Beth
Mcquillen, Kent
Meighan, Patrick
Melton, Bill
Murphy, J.p.
Qian, Katherine
Reed, P.j.
Roberts, Joseph
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Rosas, Maricela
Rossi, Patricia
Smith, Tim
Sweeder, John
Turner, Kenda
Van Hook, Eileen
Wing, Dawn
Woodward, Marc




Jane Lamb



Shrivelled grapes unpicked.
Mildew dusts neglected vines.
The soil awakens.




Kenda Turner



mercurial bird
dives into honeysuckle...
perfume beads scatter




Kate Alsbury



Living worlds apart
We reach for a fading light
Our hands burnt by spite.




Patricia Rossi



fine white china smashed
scattered along the shore line
sea shell collection




Sara Chansarkar



virile croaking frogs
lyrical little sparrows
passion soaks my skin.




Joseph Roberts



scent of desert sage
hanging on the cooling air
just after sunset




Anna Cates



blackbirds on asphalt
scar the frost for frozen crumbs?
wind song stirring trees




Crystal Theresa Ejanda



Fall softly spring rain
my grandmother's lips are dry
awaiting the bloom




Beth Mathison



hyacinth in bloom
arranged in a thick glass vase
the casket shining




J.P. Murphy



Studying the eels
I recall Luke's gospel: snake
in lieu of a fish.




P.J. Reed



left leaves cry and cling
to barren swaying branches
wind whispers be free




Lianne Kamp



laughter fills the pool
sunshine strikes the snow shovel
buried in tall grass




Daphne Lee



Red robin singing,
Caught amidst a thorny bush,
Her song remains sweet.




Peter Jastermsky



cactus tiara
a critter of the canyon
eating royally




Arika Elizenberry



She paraded through
the orange groves and smelled
like heaven on earth.




Bobby Aldridge



He is an old shirt
worn and faded, a dry leaf
before winter winds




Bill Melton



Defiant gerbers
canvas of vibrant colors
festoon the garden




Frank Cavano



heron and gator
side by side on lagoon bank
early morn detente




Jackie Maugh Robinson



a distant lake shore
drinks the last drop of sunset...
Pisces on the rise




Patrick Meighan



clouds passing above
pretend the houses below
are strange animals




John MacDonald



razor morning sun
severs horizon from sky,
daybreak from twilight




Katherine Qian



wild grass at sunset
shimmering with insect wings
warm breeze on hilltop




Drew Blazure



Enraging flames shine
Igniting the vast forest
Fall is in full swing




T.K. Lawrence



small waves break softly
weak sunlight skims the surface
two dolphins surging




Zach Agnew



Dear future reader,
Treasure these forgotten words
For they are now yours.




Kent McQuillen



empty rural road
cloudless moonless summer night
the Milky Way shines




Kent McQuillen



empty school playground
tetherball clip clangs on pole
in the twilight breeze




Marc Woodward



The syzygy line,
a confluence of forces.
Sun, Moon, Earth, Water.




Lorraine Cipriano



Her bearded iris
reblooming in the summer
exotic purple




Lorraine Cipriano



Wild rosebush planted
near weather-beaten prison
springs forth scarlet hope




Tim Smith



lunar crescents glow
lighting nearby placid pond
skinny dippers splash




Phyllis Klein



Humidity wafts
slowly, lazily, freely
through this August day




Patricia Rossi



weathered flower box
hydrangea's delicate fade
summer's acquiesce




Mickey Kulp



The ripe tomato
Willingly twists off the vine
Mother's burden gone




Susan Gentry



Kentucky bluegrass
fields glisten with morning dew
run for the roses




Eileen Van Hook



red flag of autumn
pirouettes through the chill air
warning of winter




Susan Gardner



rain runs under stones
chills the almost ripe garden
pleats the evening air




Robin Goodfellow



Singing glassy rains
over bitter storms and seas-
the cry of a child.




Sandra Barnett



the old garden bench
where no one sits anymore . . .
a chill in the air




Erin Castaldi



Names scrawled on facade
Fresh paint, tired face
Of a brick building.




John Sweeder



wild backyard mint leaf
floats in glass of cold ice-tea
ambrosial bliss




Nicole Aaronson



Storm clouds full of rain
Lightning splits a darkened sky
Blooms sprout from wet soil




GB Jones



Clothes in dirty heaps.
Laundry after vacation.
Memories of fun.




Dawn Wing



adrift in slumber
taken to the sea; blue-skies
waves crash against rocks




Maricela Rosas



Violinist heart
Strings stretched 'cross her open chest
Lonely lullaby




Nicholas DAngelo



Dark deeps with wet shoes
Dying pressure from harsh love
Birthday cake sliced thin




Beverly Head



women in saris
sitting silently by lake
colorful contrast




Colin Campbell



sarawak orchids
where borneo butterflies
can hide in plain sight




Shasta Hatter



long, thin raindrops fall
framed by gray city canyon
jewels in this light




Kristyl Gravina



October grey skies
on the petals of flowers
raindrops pattering