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Issue 54



Authors

Agnew, Zach
Ashley, Allen
Balme, Kennard
Barnett, Sandra
Bennett, Jonathan
Bluestone, Sarvananda
Bruck, Ingrid
Christianson, Brent
Cottrell, Suzanne
Dimauro, Donald
Donovan, Frances
Fredeen, Art
German, Corinna
Harbrow, Jeff
Haslett, Mary
Head, Beverly
Hebior, Jacob
Jones, Sally
Kellison, Jared
Larson, Jody
Laughlin, Aubrey
Levine, Bruce
Lloyd, Maximilian
Maier, Carl
Mcalonan, Jen
Melton, Bill
Meyer, Dayna Jessie
Meyer, Donna
Mimski, Eliza
Moon, LeneƩ
Moore, Garth
Munoz, Faith
Pond, Rachel
Reed Thieman, Shelly
Ripley, Adrian
Robinson, Samantha
Sakai, Suzanne
Shepherd, Karen
Shultz, David
Simpson, Sherry
Smartt, Leilani
Smith, Sarah
Smithwilson, Gabriel
Teague, Heather
Tristram, Hannah-rose
Tuggle, Billy
Tyrer, Dj
Valdez, Mary Kaye
Wegner, Adele
Werner, Erin




Bruce Levine



Fall retains its glow
Falling leaves and golden times
Followed by the snow




Bill Melton



air full of fragrance
all dressed up in pink array
mimosas in bloom




Kennard Balme



one thousand year flood
natures wetness drop by drop
unpredictable




Allen Ashley



Wooden garden swing.
Children grown-up, fly the nest;
Birds reclaim their perch.




Jeff Harbrow



First light opens up
a chorus of excitement.
Bright little song birds.




Beverly Head



new trash in alleys
swirling in the warm fall wind
paper cups dancing




Mary Kaye Valdez



I pick up paper,
and it's so blindingly blank,
but my mind isn't.




Heather Teague



Blinding yellow sun
Attempts to hide the faint moon.
Still, it is present.




Faith Munoz



mild Imperfection
innocently unaware
Tension tangled hair




Sally Jones



red bird minds nearby
stark against the crisp snow drifts
my late dad's spirit




DJ Tyrer



Clear sky, a chill breeze
Daffodils nodding sagely
Spring is a false dawn




Ingrid Bruck



perfect black berries
red hollyhocks and cherries
summer sun's children




Jacob Hebior



The white rock sits still
Its heart beating fast and loud
At the sight of Fox




Garth Moore



Every day we pass
long hair brushes brown shoulders-
what man does she see?




Zach Agnew



The silence shatters
As gulls cry out to the dawn,
Signaling first light.




Jared Kellison



Demented, that's me
Pretend that it's just a dream
Close your eyes, and scream




Art Fredeen



a tired rasp of leaf -
cold gust scattering blackbirds
into early night




Rachel Pond



smoldering ember
a faint glow hidden beneath
charred logs and moonlight




Adele Wegner



grey noise of airplane
deep green cicada night song
synesthetic air




Leilani Smartt



Earth croaks three long times,
Morning sun rises and weeps
At the dirt of man




Sarvananda Bluestone



Furious wind chimes
Driven by the careless wind
Bang out their protest.




Dayna Jessie Meyer



Undocumented.
Suffocating stillness lies.
Embers of hope rise.




Jen McAlonan



Plumes of smoke rising
up from the leaf-covered ground
into the fall sky




LeneƩ Moon



Early morning sun
Gently emerging through fog
Calls, arise sweet earth




David Shultz



broken wing sparrow
flopping low along sidewalk-
green leaf in the wind




Eliza Mimski



Large emerald hands
Deep forest beneath our eyes
The sea is churning




Sarah Smith



Rusty gold is here,
everywhere, in my hair, in
your mild temperament




Donna Meyer



Yellow grasshopper
Regal, eschews tradition
Chooses not to hop




Mary Haslett



Hoofprints in the snow
Filling with the windblown flakes
Disappearing now




Samantha Robinson



Delicate woman,
Always touched in the wrong way,
Finally singing!




Carl Maier



Tutus swirl on high
A pas de deaux unfolding
clouds embrace sunlight




Jonathan Bennett



The sun stretches forth
to gather the moon's present
diamond covered Earth.




Erin Werner



Genuflect in awe
Prostrate to the grace of God
On my knees---for love




Hannah-Rose Tristram



Freshly dressed wounds. Words
cut deep, draw blood memories.
Grass sings nightmare song.




Aubrey Laughlin



stubborn hummingbird
insists on flying backwards
let go of the past




Shelly Reed Thieman



pair of owls night-dance
enfolding the balsam pine
snow embroidery




Donald DiMauro



I sift out the rock
And sling seed like a baseball
To witness new grass.




Karen Shepherd



limbs shed yellow leaves
dropping and shooting in wind
stars sit on sidewalks




Brent Christianson



Light blue morning sky
Oak branches frame a bright moon
Fallen rose petals




Suzanne Sakai



soft night rains brought out
the scent of lilacs, hushing
regret's stale clamor




Gabriel Smithwilson



fresh tea leaves dancing
with gusto through dull water
a flight of dragons




Billy Tuggle



Stabbed between shoulders
with no coat for protection
from winter assault




Sherry Simpson



Yelping coyotes
chase October's gibbous moon
Dog woofs softly, once




Adrian Ripley



Poppy moves quickly,
Chasing autumnal light play,
In the Peak twilight.




Suzanne Cottrell



Suspended halo
Ice crystals caress the moon
Frigid, hushed moon dogs




Frances Donovan



a half moon perches
in the sycamore's branches
light blooms on the hills




Maximilian Lloyd



moving the wet planks
pale calluses shred in palms
death is washed away




Jody Larson



clouds on the mountain
watching from my cottage door
I grip my teacup




Corinna German



cumulus clouds stalk
lupine's sun soaking petals
summer memory




Sandra Barnett



Japanese maple
leaves turn from green to amber . . .
bracing for winter