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Issue 49



Authors

Agnew, Zach
Asch, Ruth
Benavides, Kylie
Carroll, Kathy
Cipriano, Lorraine
Cole, Chris
Decatoria, Butch
Dickson, Julie
Farmer, Thomas
Faye, Alyson
Feingold, Bruce
Flanagan, Michael
Gardner, Susan
Graham, Barbara
Grubbs, Gerry
Head, Beverly
Jones, Ronald
Kamp, Lianne
Keckler, William
Kochman , Sidney
Leach, Michael
Malik, Vyomi
Mcdougall, Casey
Melton, Bill
Miller, David
Miller, Dean
Montgomery, Jennifer
Mungcal, Nancy
Olson, Rebecca
Pineyro, Patrick
Pond, Rachel
Ramer, Jessica
Rees, Melanie
Robinson, Samantha
Rojas, Emily
Rosas, Maricela
Rossi, Patricia
Ruth-killgore, Chanacee
Schmelzer, Stephanie
Schutter, Mary R. P.
Schwartz, Debora
Sexton, Susan
Shaw, Martha
Shearrer, Phil
Shultz, David
Smith, Mary
Tabor, Michael
Tuggle, Billy
Wasilewski, Nells




Alyson Faye



Sequins stud hedgerows.
Lacy spiders' webs sparkle.
Winter's treasure chest.




David Shultz



the ineffable
sunrise - witnessed by poets
who try to eff it




Samantha Robinson



Time moves slowly now.
The wait for you is so long.
Dressed up, make-up on.




Sidney Kochman



When indoors she needs
three blankets for warmth--outside:
just a cigarette.




Gerry Grubbs



that yellow rose bush
outside my old aunts door blooms
years after she's gone




Rachel Pond



prismatic light bulbs
dancing throughout December
strung from peak to eaves




Phil Shearrer



Lean hungry eyes watch
A Lonely wolf stands waiting
Silent snowflakes fall




Bill Melton



a cantaloupe moon
floats above the horizon
fall is in the air




Martha Shaw



You speak without words
Yet your message is so clear
And I ride the flame




Patrick Pineyro



Failure is love's art
I work like Jackson Pollock
Splattering the paint




Jessica Ramer



Stingray flap on leg
Clamoring word dreams smothered
In silence, I see




Susan Sexton



Two birds side by side;
one faces east, one turns west.
One space, two worlds seen.




Lianne Kamp



Colors fall away
pencil sketch trees line sidewalks
orange sticks to my shoes




Maricela Rosas



Misty sky and sea
Kiss amidst the horizon
Breathing in sunsets




Butch Decatoria



Fire on the shore.
A circle of childhood friends.
Warmth of nostalgia.




Bruce Feingold



Everest starlight -
balancing on the stone walls
I find my way home




Kathy Carroll



Kyoto beckons
Japanese maples aflame
Koi and leaves swirling




Michael Flanagan



black necks gray bodies
geese commence the long passage
dawn light on their wings




Stephanie Schmelzer



Go forth and be new
Sun rises, lakes drain, moon falls
Sleep, smile, risk, drain, wake




Barbara Graham



Tenuous touches-
Affection from a distance;
Minds meet in knowledge




Michael Tabor



I woke at dawn light
with the flower above me --
now wilted and dead




Nells Wasilewski



Cold dismal winter
foreboding lurks in shadows
unopened note burns




Nancy Mungcal



unwavering light
seas were held beyond the woods
the stillness waited




Kylie Benavides



Gentle erosion
Preservation of the lost
Truths in aging soils




Casey McDougall



it won't stop ringing
an unanswered telephone
it is not my house




Ronald Jones



sky of pink and green
indian summer arrives
on silent warm feet




Patricia Rossi



unanswered questions
emotions riddle the soul
dissipating faith




Mary R. P. Schutter



trees clothed in pure white
adorned with lively scarlet
cardinal ribbons




Melanie Rees



Jacaranda Kings
Lay down the lilac carpet
Fragrant purple crown




Michael Leach



day of the solstice -
a shadow of days before
winter becomes me




Michael Leach



chemical warfare
raging in these dear seniors
losses on both sides




William Keckler



here the dawn's Dear John
banded pink orange indigo
lets night down easy




Ruth Asch



Marigolds beaming
from an old boot on the sill
windows open wide




Lorraine Cipriano



Osiria rose
her cherry red petals bloom
needing to be plucked




Jennifer Montgomery



Ice suddenly bloomed
on the wide river, spreading
Autumn's death rumor.




Zach Agnew



Fierce passion burns bright,
Reshaping those who wander
Into creators




Dean Miller



Sand between your toes
Grains of history cling tight
The past walks with you




Chris Cole



Resus bay, after.
We lock eyes, a tiny nod
We tried... tried so hard.




Chanacee Ruth-Killgore



the wind turns the leaf
over and over again
'til the earth is new




Debora Schwartz



blackberry stained lips,
marinated in moonlight--
fading photographs




Emily Rojas



Sweet nectar like wine
Brushes my lips so lightly
Greedy I crave more




Thomas Farmer



Silence is piercing
The clamor augments my fear
Grant serenity




Billy Tuggle



Take my coffee black
like ancestors, dark matter,
sheep, soil and magic




Julie Dickson



Sunlight permeates
Cicadas echo in song
Snake basks in the heat




David Miller



rain wet grey pavers
glisten under the low moon
old night winks at dawn




Beverly Head



leaves rustling at doors
harboring ancient secrets
no entrance tonight




Susan Gardner



sharp August north wind
tastes Aberdeen's North Sea beach
waits for November




Rebecca Olson



falling leaves in spring
bare twig quivering and bent
girl child runs laughing




Vyomi Malik



Cascading diamonds
Reflecting a thousand suns
Rapids symphony




Mary Smith



Mind's secluded place
Questioning reality
Abandoned, alone