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Issue 62



Authors

Anderson, Duane
Bailly, Richard
Balme, Kennard
Barnett, Sandra
Brown, Jodie
Bruck, Ingrid
Cipriano, Lorraine
Cooper, Rlm
Cottrell, Suzanne
Darretta, John Lawrence
Dawson, Jessica
Dixon, Brett
Elliott, Regina
Eustice, Isaac
Eustice, Tiffany
Fielder, Jim
Fingon, Joan
Flanagan, Michael
Galea, Maria
Green, Connie Jordan
Hagen, Susan K.
Hausam, Jo
Head, Beverly
Jones, Trent
Larson, Jody
Laussmann, Melissa
Leach, Michael
Lepri, Hege A. Jakobsen
Levine, Bruce
Lipton, Madeline
Maze, Jack
Mcdonald, Jolene
Mcnally, Marcy
Mcquillen, Kent
Melton, Bill
Narland, Jerrold
Planko, Christa
Redick, Carl
Richardson, David
Roy, Donna
Sims, Wesley
Smothers, Shirley
Sprague, Adam
Staton, Valerie
Tristram, Hannah-rose
Vork, Jr
Watson, Wendy
Zempel, Rachel




John Lawrence Darretta



smiling summer falls
autumnal leaves pale and pass
weary winter springs




Richard Bailly



cloudless winter sky
shimmering sun points on snow
sculpted rabbit tracks




Valerie Staton



troop of ladybugs
commandeer geranium
seize aphids and mites




Bill Melton



the seeping moonlight
flows through the open window
puddles on the floor




Maria Galea



A single thought; sensed,
revealed through words, emotions -
Poetic beauty




Duane Anderson



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




Shirley Smothers



The sound of the sea
Poetry to my psyche
Siren's song to soul




Joan Fingon



crisp cool air blowing
colored leaves snap between toes
autumn imminent




Isaac Eustice



Silence. Cars passing.
Tea bag crests the brown water.
A sober evening.




Donna Roy



Dolphin surfer girl
Intimate sea connection
Makes each wave her own




Tiffany Eustice



Deep troubled waters
Reflections into darkness
Falling out of reach




Jim Fielder



Puffy chest Robin
Increasing your downy loft
Blizzard lies ahead




Christa Planko



iced pond, heron poised
silver gleams through cracked surface
frozen dinner served




Susan K. Hagen



pale translucent arc
prism light in a sun-rain sky
beautiful your lies




Jack Maze



five inches of snow
enough to hide the debris
walks don't clear themselves




Jr Vork



poinsettia petals
water gushes from spigot
a fragrant breakup




David Richardson



last summer's beech leaves
hang tough in the heavy snow -
they're stubborn that way




Jerrold Narland



Wine red blossom spikes
advertise nectar and rest
stop south-bound Monarchs.




Suzanne Cottrell



Blazing scarlet sun
sinks behind brush fire of clouds,
consumes winter day.




Ingrid Bruck



riffing jazz solo
swirls up the lighthouse staircase
a spiral helix




Kent McQuillen



ditch along back road
trash and brush accumulate
daffodils poke through




Madeline Lipton



Butterfly wings flap
Touch base on zinnia sweets
Spirits soar, hope sprouts




Hege A. Jakobsen Lepri



Fresh pigeons this year,
large and loud and with a plan:
Dominance or death




Michael Flanagan



while you've been gone
I share the porch with spider
as we both keep watch




Trent Jones



rolling flightless cloud
beyond the waking sun's eye
paints the land silver




Marcy McNally



Crystal snowflakes dance,
tossed in windswept flurries, cold,
my heart is frozen.




Adam Sprague



Nightly, forced love yous
created autopilots
rather than lovers




RLM Cooper



Beneath a Peace rose,
Among the fallen petals
Ants in fierce battle.




Regina Elliott



tiny white orbs swirl
eventide sparkles in flight
angel lights, love sent




Bruce Levine



A steadfast rhythm
Is floating down a highway
To an ancient call




Carl Redick



My summer garden
Romaine lettuce straight and tall -
Friends come to my gate




Sandra Barnett



mugs without handles
decorated with Kanji
telling old stories




Sandra Barnett



silent tea kettle
old workhorse on cold burner
waiting for first light




Wendy Watson



flurries of soft snow
pirouetting gently down
to silent applause




Connie Jordan Green



on the pond, heron
knee-deep in silver shallows
spears a flash of gold




Connie Jordan Green



beneath the ribbed bridge
a flurry of confetti--
white pigeons take flight




Jody Larson



draped around my neck
on red silk, this gold medal
feels like a harness




Wesley Sims



Gaze intense, sparks fly,
hands touching, lightning flashes.
New love storm brewing.




Brett Dixon



raindrops tap the leaves
sounding a cosmic rhythm-
worms rise to listen




Jo Hausam



Ironed starched snow glaze
Paw-print pockmarks bespeak breath
Crisp exhalations




Melissa Laussmann



still, murky water
underneath the plastic cup
a lotus blossom




Michael Leach



so soft to the touch
compression of a small ball
that slows down my pulse




Jodie Brown



Beautiful in flight
Soaring gracefully above
The homely buzzard




Beverly Head



boats beside the lake
craving the feel of water
on their dry bellies




Hannah-Rose Tristram



her head rests keenly
across my soft bosom, nests
validates my warmth




Kennard Balme



spring-sharpened grass blades
insects trample ground for food
cutting sounds approach




Rachel Zempel



vibrant flowers bloom
opalescent wings flutter
feeding on nectar




Lorraine Cipriano



Cellist with sheer verve
her electric performance
has him enraptured




Jessica Dawson



butterfly white moon
galaxies waltzing in time
a loon breaks silence




Jolene McDonald



Palm trees, fruit cocktails,
Sunglasses like black candy,
Tropical party.