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Issue 47



Authors

Aaronson, Nicole
Asch, Ruth
Barnett, Sandra
Beringer, Laurie
Boone, Nathan
Castaldi, Erin
Cates, Anna
Chilicas, Eve
Denette, Tim
Drobot, Ana
Emmons, Julie
Fahey, Mary Crane
Gentry, Susan
Hagen, Susan K.
Hamilton, Alex
Harbrow, Jeff
Harrison, Philip
Hatter, Shasta
Jackson, William
James, Robert
Kamp, Lianne
Kingston, Wayne
Knabe, Martin
Kotthaus, Amy
Maguire, Marion
Malik, Vyomi
Malone, Zachary
Martens, Barbara
Maxwell, Kathy
Mccombe , Oliver
Melton, Bill
Murphy-phillips, Matthew
Nahal, Anita
Neal, Kent
Pond, Rachel
Reinert, James
Riyeff, Jacob
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Rolle, Alvetta
Rosas, Maricela
Rossi, Patricia
Ruth-killgore, Chanacee
Shariff, Irfanulla
Smith, Mary
Snethen, Daniel
Tash, Ian
Thiessen, Loreena
Van Hook, Eileen
Wasilewski, Nells




Patricia Rossi



mirror reflection
my reluctant acceptance
unfamiliar face




Bill Melton



Sun's sanguine tendrils
Gently caress morning clouds
A promise of rain




Erin Castaldi



Anxious geese fly south
Merlot speaks through tall glasses
Freshly painted walls.




Anna Cates



on the old tin roof
a chimney swift chitters song
into the chill dawn




Loreena Thiessen



the jay's urgent call
rises with the holding dawn
colors in its mouth




Rachel Pond



late Autumn harvest
a beaver swims to its lodge
migrating downstream




Kent Neal



a boy, his skullcap
a Muslim girl paints his face
during summer camp




Jackie Maugh Robinson



golden sunlight shards
pierce the silent forest floor
doe and fawn listen




Maricela Rosas



The winged creatures lure
moonlight and stary draped skies
Woodnotes of the night




Nicole Aaronson



Lilacs in a vase
A deep breath ferries me home
If I close my eyes




Lianne Kamp



small blue uniforms
dodging red faced crossing guards
first colors of fall




Eileen Van Hook



exploding acorns
amid the slow-burning leaves
celebrate autumn




Mary Crane Fahey



Bronzed wings flap flutter
Above feeder bird hovers
Beak dips fast in out




Susan Gentry



character colors
mix with palette history
image of ourselves




Robert James



Devastating news
A man leaving through the door
Goodbye to summer




Matthew Murphy-Phillips



She dreamt of a cat
Who would like to talk to her
Spoke of his headaches




Sandra Barnett



fifteen years after
the nine eleven attacks . . .
cloudy with birdsong




Ruth Asch



leaves and clouds flying
sky wrestles with a sapling
smooth limbs sway entwined




Oliver Mccombe



Tantalizing treats
A night of costumes and glee
Tragic razor blade




Eve Chilicas



karmic waters flow
journeys of the earth within
vibrations tremble.




Daniel Snethen



ebony crickets
petite chorus frogs calling
springtime symphony




Philip Harrison



I watched you sleeping
Dreaming of the night we had
Such powerful love




Amy Kotthaus



green maples grow tall
seeking out paternal light
red return to womb




Nathan Boone



Rising sun sticks to
Tip of the tongue in the dark
my hands did shiver




Zachary Malone



new life, my first son
your eyes mirror the heavens
spring, summer now fall




Tim Denette



Under the great sun
An orchid withers away
To live once again.




Shasta Hatter



Two red leaves atop
Umbrella of green elm leaves
Whispering autumn.




Anita Nahal



Life dangles on edge
Tempting dew drops on bud ends
Vanish without trace




Julie Emmons



Venus flytrap grins
sweet petunia sings forte
bee's breakfast pastries




Jacob Riyeff



everyday my heart
longs for haiku from my wife
o flesh of my flesh!




Irfanulla Shariff



The Acacia Leaves
Delicious Gourmet foodstuff
Giraffe reaching out




Bill Melton



the nine-eleven
unity we knew is dead
rancor has returned




Ian Tash



To hear her say it
I think you have autism
How should I have felt?




William Jackson



Bowed willow frames hang,
Pastel panes of crystal hue.
Thunder shattered hail.




Vyomi Malik



An orange ladoo
Forgotten ambrosial bliss
Homeless widow smiles




Ana Drobot



golden autumn leaves -
childhood days right behind me
with every photo




Nells Wasilewski



caved face too grotesque
no smile to greet the children
pumpkin carved too soon




Laurie Beringer



A black dove sits down
On the bricks in Public Square
To watch us stream by.




Mary Smith



Lovely bride wore white
Deception then reception
Truth unveiled disclosed




Alex Hamilton



Breathless new sunrise
As immortal as my guilt
Life will find a way




Barbara Martens



Autumn loneliness
Windswept trees - bleak vistas yet
Chrysanthemums bloom




Chanacee Ruth-Killgore



speckled down, knotted
feet perched upon my sill wait
spring will stretch her wings




Jeff Harbrow



Grey skies spill cold drops.
Early autumn blossoms smile
at the weeping sky.




Martin Knabe



On a street corner;
We are waiting for a cab,
watching the sun rise.




Kathy Maxwell



Gingered ivy leaves
Hugging the oak to keep warm
Jack Frost stalking you




Wayne Kingston



jarring waltz steps slow...
fabricated hips entreat -
autumn abdicates




James Reinert



hundreds of snow geese
peel from placid lake water
shredded porcelain




Susan K. Hagen



Petal snow drifting,
Cherry-pink swirling carpet:
Walls fall at your touch.




Alvetta Rolle



The Winter Wind Blows
A Silent Sovereignty
Ruling Manhattan




Marion Maguire



Moon stealth'ly rising
dark night awaits the splendor
of its silv'ry lamp