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Issue 60



Authors

Anderson, Duane
Ascough, Stephanie
Balme, Kennard
Barnett, Sandra
Barry, Aaron
Baugh, Brittany
Bruck, Ingrid
Cooper, Rlm
Daly, Briana Reh
Denehan, Steve
Dickson, Barry
Eustice, Isaac
Flanagan, Michael
Fletcher, Amy
Flynn , Timothy P
Foss, Marsha
Francisco, Erika
Gentry, Susan
Gilliam, Shelby
Gora, Norbert
Gretzer, Stephen
Guzmán, María
Hartnett, William
Horrocks, Stephen
Howes, Marissa
Jones, Charmaine
Keeley, Gloria
Kingston, Wayne
Leach, Michael
Levine, Bruce
Lipton, Madeline
Mcdonald, Jolene
Mcginn, Judith
Mcquillen, Kent
Melton, Bill
Miller, Ginger
Mueller, Tim
Mullen, Rene
O'connor, Sean
Oliver, Rosemary
Phelps, Judy
Renshaw, Sophia
Robertson, Brian
Rogers, Elby
Saylor, Nanette
Simmons, Jon
Sly-terpstra, Dawn
Smothers, Shirley
Sweet, Austin
Urpi, Nickolas




Stephen Gretzer



Creek water is high
Still enough space on warm rock
Turtle sleeps in sun




Sophia Renshaw



In '76
I remember the ground cracked
Like in Africa




Barry Dickson



The woods beckon me,
come in, look around, enjoy.
No exit assured.




Wayne Kingston



hawks soar overhead
jet specks swim pale blue canvas
engineers take notes




Jon Simmons



Cigarettes smolder
A hot whisper in my ear
Said so cool, so fine




Isaac Eustice



Plays her guitar, sings
Hippy chick, on a wine drunk
A sidewalk prophet




María Guzmán



Another evening...
A file of yellow poplars
under the spring rain




Aaron Barry



the wren, heaven-bound --
it has again evaded
the children's pebbles




William Hartnett



Broken coffee pot
STUPID BROKEN COFFEE POT
Shiny broken shards




Brian Robertson



those Coltrane ballads --
day hits 100 degrees
my mop stirs the floor




Briana Reh Daly



The road winds ahead.
Standing tall, I step forward-
into all Unknowns




Marsha Foss



Blue cups chip and break
Tea and dreams dribble away,
nothing to hold them.




Nickolas Urpi



all sounds, all feelings
all silent, all terror, all -
touched by the season




Tim Mueller



slightest of breezes
raindrops tumble leaf to leaf
trees shuffling papers




Michael Flanagan



after life's battles
when all the hate is consumed
only hope remains




Bill Melton



backlit morning sun
translucent beryl green sky
sultry summer heat




Dawn Sly-Terpstra



Angel-winged petals
lift lacey fern fronds, fat dew,
baptism at dawn




Elby Rogers



Flowers soaked in bleach -
The inviolate men drown
In floodtide waters.




Norbert Gora



Instant love, quick sex,
breakups faster than the wind,
feeling for a while.




Susan Gentry



hummingbird hovers
over flower's sweet nectar...
lost in the moment




Rene Mullen



Sitting in a tree
blowing dandelion seeds
spreading puffs of heart




Steve Denehan



walking hand in hand
yellow road beneath our feet
soon we say goodbye




Bruce Levine



Pastoral mornings
Glare of summer afternoons
Cool refreshing nights




Judy Phelps



Feeling all alone
Walking the unfriendly streets
Safer to stay home




Stephanie Ascough



A ghost of the past,
Orange blossoms filigree
Florida's night air.




Nanette Saylor



Sunlight creating
Crystals, dancing on the waves
Infinite Spirit




Ingrid Bruck



wind drafts in white ink
a quill pen draws lambs and dogs
flying in the air




Shelby Gilliam



Intensity, Break.
Fourteen years of summer nights
Riding on one word.




Sean O'Connor



late summer twilight
far across this empty lake
two or three voices




Brittany Baugh



Hello, little sprout
Filling me with quiet joy
My smile grows with you




Jolene McDonald



Stars are like diamonds.
The sky is Heaven's raven.
Beauty in the night.




Erika Francisco



Maybe we should take
One step closer to the edge
One step closer still




Duane Anderson



Wind on a mountain
whips snow high into piles
toppling time beneath.




Amy Fletcher



Crickets chirp madly
Leaves brown upon thin branches
Hope lives in fair nights




Timothy P Flynn



touch is a lost breeze
grazing the, now, goosefleshed skin
prickly neck hairs rise




RLM Cooper



Old cat purrs softly
Within aging, wrinkled arms.
It is Winter now.




Ginger Miller



My light in the dark
You are illuminating
Full of life and love




Judith McGinn



blue dark bows to light
barn owl glides away to sleep
field mouse skitters free




Austin Sweet



The catfish lies true
Swimming yet cowering still
Life is suffering




Kennard Balme



cave painters paint pure
adorn walls with animals
making hunting safe




Rosemary Oliver



A brown leaf shivers
atop the barren maple
the wind ushers home




Marissa Howes



Quiet afternoon
Swings are still; slides are empty
Children back to school




Madeline Lipton



September shade shifts
Greens turn, about face splendor
Scarlet, Saffron sights




Michael Leach



all these hands stretch out
to cast their colorful dice
into the unknown




Kent McQuillen



cold winter evening
buck-deer stands in churchyard light
his breath comes in clouds




Stephen Horrocks



Before winters cull
And the fallen are forgot
Summer sounds farewell




Shirley Smothers



Painted smile faded
Aging dolls with sightless eyes
Dusty lost to time




Sandra Barnett



blinded by road spray
buffeted by gusts of wind
almost on empty




Charmaine Jones



Under twin rainbows,
bluebirds splash in newborn pools-
Retreating thunder.




Gloria Keeley



night birds text and tweet
toads chime their balloon bulge bells
mountain serenade