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Issue 61



Authors

Anderson, Duane
Barnett, Sandra
Baugh, Brittany
Billings, Trey
Butner, Renee
Campbell, Nicholas
Canzi, Mariangela
Christy, Alice
Crockford, C.m.
Cross, Chris
Darretta, John Lawrence
Depaul, Maria
Donahue, Jack
Estringel, David
Eustice, Isaac
Fahey, Mary Crane
Flanagan, Michael
Galea, Maria
Gilliam, Dennis
Goins, Scott
Gorkin, Michael
Hall, Kay
Hard, Nelson
Heflin, Rose Menyon
Hodgson, Alisdair
Hutchison, Joseph
Jacobson, Roberta Beach
Jones, Ashley
Jones, Charmaine
Laussmann, Melissa
Lopez, Nicholas
Manion, William
Mcquillen, Kent
Melton, Bill
Miduri, Maria Chiara
Miller, Dean
Montgomery, Jennifer
Mueller, Tim
Pella, Patricia
Pieper, Che
Pond, Rachel
Roman, Enrique
Sims, Ian
Smith, Stormy
Smothers, Shirley
Sood, Megha
Staton, Valerie
Thompson, Jesse
Tristram, Hannah-rose
Vork, Jr




Chris Cross



As the mountain snow
shrouds the meadow, God whispers,
be still and listen.




Patricia Pella



fallen maple leaf
cradled in her tiny hand
autumn lullaby




Alice Christy



Ignorance, not bliss
white-knuckled, blizzard beauty
mountains, without chains




Trey Billings



Down the gravel path
my legs pedal faster still
full of grasshoppers!




C.M. Crockford



Scratch on the window,
making a trickle of light
dance as morning falls.




Megha Sood



Those raindrops falling
slowly watermarking love
by pluvial skies




Che Pieper



sunshine beaten grass
longsweating mass of labor
softly river run




William Manion



stack-stone flower box
summer's lease drifting away -
first crisp yellow leaf




Ashley Jones



Traveling I look-
up! Leaves swaying, wind blowing,
Upon my red cheeks!




Ian Sims



Snow on a full moon;
The bare branches click lightly
And then all is still.




Jennifer Montgomery



damp-blackened branches
flooded woods brimming with drink
death rot sharp, blooming




Maria Galea



Monochrome portraits
freeze precious moments long gone -
cherished memories.




Dennis Gilliam



After Spring sunset
Mist rises from the mountains
Spreading like a flood




Rose Menyon Heflin



The revolving door
A carousel of people
Each waiting their turn




Dean Miller



in meditation
mind wanders on knowledge path
no footprints are found




Isaac Eustice



Huddled against cold
I trudged through the moonlit streets
Once lighted by you




Bill Melton



steady rise and fall
ocean seems to be breathing
as if it's alive




Kay Hall



Thoughts weave in and out
Cobwebs in an autumn breeze
Caught up in days past




Nicholas Lopez



The odd crooked tree
In society's forest
Is the living soul




Nelson Hard



Vibrating membranes,
Cicada's chirring tymbals
Mimic tinnitus




Shirley Smothers



Sent my heart away
Carried on whispering winds
To a lonesome land




Renee Butner



White snowflake ballet
No orchestra plays along
Boots galumph and crunch




Stormy Smith



Your smile is honey
Like a bee I need my fix
Too sweet to resist




David Estringel



Words collapse on tongues--
wicker baskets of water--
without poetry.




Scott Goins



through montana fog,
a memory of bright days.
pebble in my shoe.




Duane Anderson



With easel and paints
the sun paints a sky picture
a new born rainbow.




Mariangela Canzi



Trees are whispering
a song of pure solitude
on a winter day.




Alisdair Hodgson



A white flag of foam
Waves far into the distance
Yielding sun to sea




Roberta Beach Jacobson



random shapes of clouds
imaginative sky art
- masterpieces, all




Joseph Hutchison



three days, two spring snows:
jays and crows put pride aside
at the bird feeder




Nicholas Campbell



Dead trees darkened skies
Winter silhouettes invert
Sparklers in July




Michael Flanagan



smoking in the rain
up on the old Ford tractor...
hating the thunder




Tim Mueller



your soul's breath comes near
locked now in my heart's temple
distance means nothing




Jr Vork



banana on desk
under a fluorescent light
turns forgotten brown




Mary Crane Fahey



From ice skimmed waters
Mists rise, fusing earth with sky
Under splintered moon




Hannah-Rose Tristram



From her sad mouth curled
songs of love lived, lost, longed for.
Linking mud and stars.




Jesse Thompson



The ghosts want nothing
But the sad acknowledgement
That they were once here.




Kent McQuillen



clear autumnal sky
glowing sliver-crescent moon
Venus shines beside




Jack Donahue



My seventy third
Christmas under a real tree
Toys in the attic




Valerie Staton



Lepidoptera
flying on gossamer wings
nature's work of art




Brittany Baugh



Think of nothingness
But would it still be something
If you thought of it?




Maria DePaul



Tumbleweed snowmen
Thistle rolling across plains
Winter gathering




Rachel Pond



toes covered in sand
waves rush ashore, then retreat
my serenity




Sandra Barnett



four squirrels running
playing in frosty new snow
silence after storm




Melissa Laussmann



farewell to winter-
old trees adorn new garments
spring's ribbons of light




Michael Gorkin



Winter where we are
Brings a steady wash of rain
Nobody complains




Enrique Roman



A shroud of dust kneads
Cotton clouds of chrysalis
Fragrant oracle




Charmaine Jones



Yellow rumpled warblers
flock and chitter, grass to ground
-always just ahead.




Maria Chiara Miduri



ray of sunshine
the dog digs
beneath the carpet




John Lawrence Darretta



Iris flaunting furls
rainbow fields of golden rings
bloom in perfumed eyes