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Issue 5



Authors

Alvarez, David
Antebi, Debbi
Bensinger, Joseph
Chan, Constance
Cohut, Maria
Colline, Virginie
Daleiden, John
Edwards, David
Goldfarb, Reuven
Gonzalez, Mauricio
Hanson, Christopher Kenneth
Hivner, Christopher
Howell, Traci
Korsgaard, Sean
Lynch, Stephanie
Maheshwari, Adhar
Mcclain, David
Mckeon, Tina
Pauff, Harry
Pella, Patricia
Poller, Aaron
Rasnic, Ben
Rios, Bethany
Rose, Samantha
Ryan, Donna
Ryan, Lindy
Schalm, Erwin
Scott, Andrew
Smith, Kael
Steiner, Sherry
Stenta, Gregory
Stinson, David
Stone, Andrew
Sunkuru, Shalini
Tustin, John
Vardhan, Avantika
Von Nordheim, Chuck




David Stinson



Ripples by the dock
sunfish peek up for bread crumbs
Sun shines on water




David Stinson



In the chilled moonlight
The veranda sits vacant
Dew drips from the eaves




Ben Rasnic



Whenever you sing,
Robins mute their lilting speech?
Dawn weeps your absence.




Christopher Hivner



the river flows east
water carrying all life
dreams wash ashore cleansed




Avantika Vardhan



Autumn sun casts light
On the silence of stories
Grandmothers creases.




Chuck Von Nordheim



autumn squeezed between
summer burn and winter chill?
climate change extremes




Sherry Steiner



formally speaking
he stood up and found his voice
in his back pocket




Sherry Steiner



before you open
your dreamyland portals yes
hold the memory




Kael Smith



A pinhole of light
Through a forest canopy:
camera obscura.




Constance Chan



She's haunted waiting
rooms, hoping to hear her name,
ever since he left




Shalini Sunkuru



white mountain ranges
rays emanate from behind
painting in the sky




Aaron Poller



Light pink azalea
blowing up entire bed.
Cardinals retreat.




Maria Cohut



Light, spilling like wine
Between window and carpet:
Blackbird souls in flight.




Samantha Rose



Looking to the sky
In search of shapes and meanings -
In clouds, in our lives.




David Edwards



the west wind catches
a grasshopper's final leap
car wheels lack remorse




Debbi Antebi



ambulance sirens
piercing through the peaceful night
drown cicadas? songs




John Daleiden



in the morning chill
warming my hands on hot tea?
a porcelain cup




Sean Korsgaard



We stand together,
I and the mountain; in time,
Just the mountain stands.




Patricia Pella



beginning softly
sliding into symphony
this final season




Virginie Colline



devils and angels
the strange flight of two women
in the Great Canyon




Virginie Colline



duel in the sun
the jaws of the evil truck
on the car's bumper




Gregory Stenta



cold hands grip tightly
soft ice under dirty snow
crocuses peek through




Traci Howell



Wind whispers soft words
Stealing leaves off the branches
Autumnal signal




Tina McKeon



Bolts of lightning flash
Celebration in the sky
Playing hide and seek




Erwin Schalm



Snow is falling down,
the whole valley is covered
in a pure white gown.




Christopher Kenneth Hanson



Lightning cackles here
Blue sparks jump from heavy clouds
Rain soaks a white rose.




Erwin Schalm



All dogs don't like cats
and all cats sure don't like dogs.
But I don't like bats.




Andrew Stone



Whispers in the rain
descending towards black asphalt
masking endless night




Adhar Maheshwari



Last summer we slept
by the river side, my hand
almost touching yours.




David McClain



Autumn afternoon
the leaves racing to the ground
colorful beauty




David McClain



Dusk thirty and dark
kids returning home from play
tranquility lost




Andrew Scott



Swimming in cold fog
winter's enchantment in me
through this forest's life




Reuven Goldfarb



breathing mountain air,
two boys skip the angled slate
across smooth waters




Harry Pauff



His belt always guides
His grip tightens on the sky
In the dark, he shines




Bethany Rios



Two words, that is all
First word love, second word hate
Will you choose wisely?




Bethany Rios



The meaning You shared
The life that You spared for us
Unforgettable




Joseph Bensinger



Really rather sing
but then I guess I am, as
a bird on the wing




Joseph Bensinger



Sea Sprites in the surf
dance a frolicsome fun jig -
wavelets flying high




Joseph Bensinger



Demons wailing loud
while riding the dark blown cloud
...a storm is brewing




Stephanie Lynch



Mountains of white clouds
painted by shadow and sun
Grand, but light as air




John Tustin



Pacing the platform
Wondering how it will be
And then you appear




David Alvarez



The water tumbles
Leaving all plants a treasure
Growing, then blooming




Maria Cohut



It never snows here.
Dirt and dust are the city's
Permanent winter.




Donna Ryan



crimson in the dusk
waves wash over the seagrass
as a seagull cries




Donna Ryan



a chill winter wind
the broken shutter voicing
a strong objection




Donna Ryan



the sparrows flitting
over the cement block fence
graffiti artwork




Mauricio Gonzalez



Birds flutter their wings
Loose soft feathers paraglide...
The cat goes hungry




Mauricio Gonzalez



Sunlight and spring rain
Fertilize the ground below...
Green is their offspring




Lindy Ryan



The first sound, which heard
when the roar of silence breaks,
is the sound of joy




Lindy Ryan



They carry disease
floating on their bloated tongues,
these chatty women