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Issue 48



Authors

Agnew, Zach
Archer, Arron
Barnes, Malcolm
Barnett, Sandra
Benavides, Kylie
Bennett, Timothy
Boomsma, Patricia
Brennan, Aj
Brownstein, Michael H.
Buttenhoff Miller, Shelly
Campbell, Colin
Caputo, Scott
Cates, Anna
Chansarkar, Sara
Chilicas, Eve
Cowdall, Kevin
Dawson, Ryan
Dorroh, John
Feingold, Bruce
Froumis, Nicholas
Garrison, Brian
Gentry, Susan
Graham, Barbara
Griffin, Neil
Gwin, Michael
Hawkhead, John
Hotaling, Scott
Jackson, William
Kingston, Wayne
Ling, Nicholas
Melton, Bill
Mevorach, Amy
Mills, Andrew
Montgomery, Jennifer
Pond, Rachel
Reed Thieman, Shelly
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Robinson, Samantha
Rossi, Patricia
Sacco, Linda
Seewald, Deborah
Sweeney, Belle
Tatum, Eugene
Tracey, Sharon
Wells, Joseph




Brian Garrison



Golden wings live long.
Paper will float in the breeze.
Live as you're folded.




John Dorroh



Meadow lark afield
White moon beam piercing the wing
Flightless bird of sleep




Amy Mevorach



Two girls call a dog
Water ruffles at sunset
Lake brims, heart opens




John Hawkhead



staring into flames
an old man and his old wife
their dancing shadows




Eve Chilicas



a crystalline glow
icey dreams with wings of breath,
diamonds in the snow.




Malcolm Barnes



Hop on my back child
Let us storm the seven seas
The sons shall boat now




Bill Melton



like delicate lace
narrow hem of shoreline ice
gently creeps outward




Bill Melton



rime of silver frost
recedes as the dawning sun
creeps across green grass




Zach Agnew



the lie hung heavy
its weight destroying what was
leaving just dead air




Nicholas Ling



Last day in Brighton.
With the precision of pi
she sews my ripped jeans.




Deborah Seewald



A dance of raindrops
tap, tap, tapping on my roof
shushing me to sleep.




Andrew Mills



The arid wind blows
Tumbling through this pointless world
The monotony




Timothy Bennett



Hanging water orbs
web necklace of cool-kissed mist
only air could wear




Patricia Rossi



saturated black
torrential sobs soak the soul
immersed in sorrow




Nicholas Froumis



dormant soul flicker
against the harsh endless wind
match in a dark cave




Jackie Maugh Robinson



primeval forests
reduced to tongue depressors-
ever warming globe




Arron Archer



waiting room readers
scrolling screens and magazines
retaining nothing




Linda Sacco



Blue roses creeping,
New thorns scrape cinder-block walls.
Urban fantasy.




Shelly Reed Thieman



I give my blue heart
to the bird of paradise
this night of endings




Samantha Robinson



Sounds - soft keyboard strikes.
A sigh echoes down the hall.
Silence? then typing.




Ryan Dawson



The Blue Ridge Mountains
As far as the eye can see
Brilliant colored leaves




Belle Sweeney



Breakfast moon lingers
Indigo mug with slow cracks
Tea before parting




Neil Griffin



Yellow butterfly
beats sorrow against the wind
traveling alone




Scott Hotaling



footsteps in the snow
none stray from the beaten path
the rose is dying




Wayne Kingston



anger fed by smoke...
fire spread across cool sheets -
sleepless silent dread




Scott Caputo



tops of Queen Anne's Lace
droop over the inner path
florets full of bees




Patricia Boomsma



mountains stand darkly
a shadow amidst the stars --
silent planes flash past.




Eugene Tatum



Cool water babbles
At the bottom of a creek
Tongues of nature speak




Sharon Tracey



green flies eat peaches
picnic table under pines
roots hold a rainstorm




Rachel Pond



brisk muffled crackling
children play with Autumn leaves
red and yellow hues




Sandra Barnett



leaves turning yellow
zebra grass plumes quivering . . .
ravens' wings flapping




Michael H. Brownstein



Great heron answers
streams of fish, shell, and sunlight.
Quick! A gasp of trout.




Bruce Feingold



the summer solstice -
summiting the highest peak
in my neighborhood




Shelly Buttenhoff Miller



moon dances skyline
each holding the other's hand
swaying with music




Colin Campbell



forgotten monsoon
drifting beyond borneo
in sarawak dreams




Barbara Graham



Twisturn august trees
in sorrowful ageless time;
night is eloquent




Anna Cates



a red-bellied snake
livid in the wet meadow
season of ripe plums




Anna Cates



hidden in bramble
harboring forgotten fears
old fallout shelter




Sandra Barnett



cat in the window
bathed in rare supermoonlight
wanting her dinner




William Jackson



Winter's drums drumming,
Rooftop snow, thunders to earth.
Burdens slipping free.




Kylie Benavides



Pale against the snow
Remains of a cocky deer
Await hungry beasts




Rachel Pond



free falling snowflakes
sticking to the rooftop peak
frozen waterfall




Kevin Cowdall



A lone ladybird
promenades across a leaf
in the mid-day sun.




Sara Chansarkar



Bright autumn sunlight
Ironing out morning chill
Dad lay still and cold




Susan Gentry



Autumn enhances
most talks, walks and memories
leaving our journey




Michael Gwin



My shower is next
Mother Nature washes me
Winter rain is here




Aj Brennan



Life has a rather
Tedious tendency to
O'er shadow living




Sandra Barnett



fallen maple leaves
forming a golden circle
around the Buddha




Joseph Wells



The coliseum
Spectators still flock to cheer
gladiating ghouls.




Jennifer Montgomery



Mercurial time.
New pages smelling acrid
taste of rain and plum.