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Issue 50



Authors

Jones, Gb
Agnew, Zach
Alsbury, Kate
Barnett, Sandra
Bell, Dallas
Bernath, Jimi
Bremner, R.
Calbert, David
Canfield, Michael
Cavano, Frank
Chae, John
Chilicas, Eve
Cipriano, Lorraine
Cole, Ayden
Cottrell, Suzanne
Daemon, Daun
Del Grande, Dave
Fahey, Mary Crane
Farmer, Teresa
Gravina, Kristyl
Harbrow, Jeff
Hartnett, William
Hatter, Shasta
Hotaling, Scott
Howard, Natasha
Jackson, Connor
Jones, Kara
Kane, Rebecca
Kirkpatrick-vrenios, Elizabeth
Larson, Jody
Lyle, Michael
Macdonald, John
Mace, Lesley
Malik, Vyomi
Morris, Karen
Olson, Erica
Oshiro, Melissa
Pate, Shaun
Pitcher, James
Reinecke, Warren
Rosas, Maricela
Sargent, Angela
Sauvage Angel, Kelly
Schurr, F.j.
Serra, Colby
Sprafka, Robin
Stapleton, Jill
Wegner, Adele
Wickes, Susan Gale
Zipter, Yvonne




David Calbert



Dancing autumn leaves
Shredded on the 405
Brittle orange dreams




Dallas Bell



A green olive branch,
Flood waters lower gently,
The promise of peace.




R. Bremner



Raiment of the sun
sari of baleful yellow
strips shyly to earth




Kristyl Gravina



Black winter roses
Their crimson slowly faded
Sorrows in my heart




Connor Jackson



Swaying in the breeze
The jasmine bends with the wind-
Following blindly




Susan Gale Wickes



the etchings of dawn
mellow on the autumn sky
each stroke a facade




Melissa Oshiro



The snow is falling,
the smell of cookies and pine
fill the Christmas air.




Kelly Sauvage Angel



pre-dawn solitude
in abandoned parking lot
idling Uber car




Frank Cavano



dawning of the day
negligee at her ankles
the sun for her crown




Mary Crane Fahey



Sky, darkened blood, lit
By gauzy silk, saffron bands
Tight around full moon




John Chae



Footprints in the white
Warm soup and hot chocolate
Fog on the windows




F.J. Schurr



shining mirrors flit
bare-backed upon foaming froth
then out with each tide




Scott Hotaling



first snow of winter:
I lace up my father's boots
and my mother cries




Karen Morris



Sunlight vanishes
Ripe pears sway like jade earrings
Sullen summer storm




Warren Reinecke



swirling skiff of snow
leaps and spins on windy gusts
a phantom ballet




Erica Olson



Voices in my head
Clamoring in the darkness:
My pen awaits me




Michael Lyle



as I near the pond
the turtle head submerges
sky on still water




Lesley Mace



shadows seep early
pool night into the garden
shoots grow in the gloom




Michael Canfield



wings beating the air
moonlight slipping through cloud breaks
winds travelling west




Jody Larson



The sky black with cold
Icy white stars glittering
Sunrise too distant




Robin Sprafka



Feathery snowflakes
Drift-glide to bluestem grasses
Wheels frozen to ground




Daun Daemon



red-robed cardinal
posing in naked pear tree
cloaked by winter dusk




Jimi Bernath



night birds cry warning
beneath these moon-dancing waves
Leviathan sleeps




Jill Stapleton



sleepy morning boys
three in mommy's rocking chair
talk about our dreams




James Pitcher



The moon lights the stage
Grains of sand dance through the air
Turtles meet the sea




Shaun Pate



ostensible love
specious, without exception
obstinate sorrow




Eve Chilicas



The aspen tree bleeds
her bloomed petals of fire
confetti the wind.




Sandra Barnett



geese hunkering down
next to wind rippled puddles . . .
shoppers scurrying




Ayden Cole



rusting horizon
trees beneath the rising moon,
mists from autumn lungs




Yvonne Zipter



My thumbs at the seam,
The apricot yields to me.
Grace has a dark heart.




Teresa Farmer



Daffodils in bloom.
Earth renews; spring has begun.
Miss you all the time.




William Hartnett



Winter still hangs on
Flowers bloom and quickly die
Confused birds take flight




Kate Alsbury



An Osprey Feather
Gliding Above Silent Dunes
Freedom on the Wind




Jeff Harbrow



Waves pummel the rocks,
sea spray sent to drown the sky.
Lightning burns through clouds.




GB Jones



Blossoms, butterflies.
Sharing time, space, and sunshine.
Peacefully silent.




Zach Agnew



Half a century
Flows within the stream of time
As a single drop




Adele Wegner



blue swallowtail wings
oak by oak, small sound among
broken bell thunders




Colby Serra



black skies , scattered rain
a glimpse of my guilty heart
shrouded by darkness




Vyomi Malik



Indian Summer
Laburnum blossoms shower
A golden carpet




Angela Sargent



Winter melts away
Like a song lost in the wind
Birds come soaring home




Lorraine Cipriano



Rain is romantic
the umbrella moved aside
for the wettest kiss




Dave Del Grande



The artist brush drips
Silenced by nature's beauty
Oh, abandoned heart




Natasha Howard



You are with me now,
Spring. How long I have waited
to embrace your warmth.




Maricela Rosas



The moon's silhouette
Fades away in the distance
Forgotten nightfall




Rebecca Kane



feathers floating past
fly riding on my kayak
"swonk" sound of paddle




Elizabeth Kirkpatrick-Vrenios



spring's birth announcement:
squeal, whistle, knock, gear and grind
splinters of new life




John MacDonald



cool, wet breeze stretches
on streets curling in corners
where black crickets sing




Kara Jones



Goddess and Gremlin
under the roof of my scalp
plotting next meltdown




Shasta Hatter



Round fans of pale green
bowls of red and pink petals
float effortlessly




Suzanne Cottrell



Shimmering droplets
Prism pearls upon green blades
Nature's refreshment