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Issue 63



Authors

Alvarez, David
Amendolia, Pj
Baldwin, Robert
Barnett, Sandra
Bell, Melanie
Beveridge, Robert
Bjotvedt, Connor
Bortnik, Corinne
Briggs-hoyle, Diane
Brown, Jodie
Canzi, Mariangela
Carr, Jennifer
Cooper, Rlm
Cottrell, Suzanne
Cross, Chris
Flanagan, Michael
Greenwood, Gail
Greer, Travis
Harshenin, Shirley
Hughes, Rolf
Johnson, Alvin
Kamp, Lianne
Killgore, C L
Kline, Pearl
Knoot, Annelise
Laussmann, Melissa
Levine, Bruce
Markiewicz, Paweł
Martin, Dana
Melton, Bill
Miller, Dean
Morgan, Berta
Mueller, Tim
Nielsen, Ayaz Daryl
Olson, Rebecca
Paoli, Allison
Redick, Carl
Rossi, Patricia
Roy, Donna
Saffioti-hughes, Carol Lee
Sam, David Anthony
Segundo, Nolo
Shielding, Lawrence
Smith, Justin
Staton, Valerie
Steels, Hannah
Svatos, Deborah
Tristram, Hannah-rose
Young, Steven
Zempel, Rachel




Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes



Rain spatters the roof,
Red Wings whistle in the field
signaling, return.




Dean Miller



Rustling leaves whisper
Exposes hidden silence
Moon appears to smile




Bill Melton



cold and lonely sound
the wind soughing through the pines
snow begins to fall




Jennifer Carr



spring time at the lakes
the brothers squeal in delight
while catching tadpoles




Hannah-Rose Tristram



Loneliness visits
Featureless, absent figure
Needing your embrace




Valerie Staton



Astonishing oak
pointing toward paradise
heralds firmament




Bruce Levine



Wanting inner peace
Corner stones of the moment
Following the dream




Allison Paoli



Smitten by the sound
Southern spoken word in June
The soul's peak harvest




Travis Greer



hot wind blowing sand
ravenous tsetse fly hunts
sad day only bones




Annelise Knoot



Bouquet of yellow
Pencils, erasers, and dread
Taste the fresh textbook




Diane Briggs-Hoyle



steaming amber brew
pursed lips blow gently cooling
hold north wind at bay




Michael Flanagan



a walk in the wood...
doe with fawn in blackberries...
Madonna and child




Alvin Johnson



Our desire- to be
needed, useful and just loved.
It's universal.




Carl Redick



Fall moon cold and bright
Cherry trees drop lonesome leaves -
What mountain hides you?




Rachel Zempel



emerald garden
water, lush moss and ferns thrive
revitalizing




Corinne Bortnik



the first day of spring
arrives in a rush of rain
singing birds gather




Paweł Markiewicz



bee dancing in air
eternal melancholy
a dew in the night




Hannah Steels



Two tall cedar trees,
a footpath in two inches.
Family picnic.




Rolf Hughes



We meet in these words;
we make a broken haiku.
A jumping river.




Rebecca Olson



present this moment
sun slips across horizon
I stand and wonder




Berta Morgan



The waves like white lace -
fluttering under the skirts
of laughing women.




Tim Mueller



light touches the leaves
the calm caress of sunshine
brief eternal friends




Mariangela Canzi



Meadow of candles
on a placid moonlit night
fireflies resting.




Dana Martin



On my drive to work
I dream beyond the highway
But here's my exit.




Steven Young



flooded, muddy pool
wending the routes around it --
full-throated frogs splash




Chris Cross



mountain cathedrals
thrust to the sky praising God
while I stand in awe




PJ Amendolia



A long valley road
Curves under sycamore trees
Branches block the path




Jodie Brown



sitting on the shore
while I am fully present
the river flows by




Robert Beveridge



windblown snowdrifts lounge
against a row of parked cars
wintertime freeway




C L Killgore



shafts of moonlight pierce
trembling leaves on scarred limbs
the darkness falters




Melissa Laussmann



silver crescent moon
a beacon of summer night
dancing on water




Sandra Barnett



pair of cardinals
eating green holly berries
wet with morning rain




Lawrence Shielding



Grant us this sweetness,
This sorrow, our daily bread,
'til death comes for us.




Shirley Harshenin



fresh washed sheets, sun-dried
crisp and summer-breeze scented
promise serene dreams




Donna Roy



Silence created
By pine needles underfoot
Softens the forest




Justin Smith



lake frozen over
a falling leaf lands gently
ice cracks like lightning




Melanie Bell



Air after rain hangs
Silent. Fawn-spotted birches
Stretch, spindly, to sky.




Deborah Svatos



Gold floods morning sky.
Black night sheds star-swept lining.
Onward comes the day.




Pearl Kline



waiting for the post
the sun preening like a bird
fourth tuesday of june




Connor Bjotvedt



Summer light, transposed
on my walls. A prison cell.
I, humble captive.




David Alvarez



squirrel stands on stone
stock-still body, twitching nose
--in a flash, it's gone




RLM Cooper



Fireflies dart and flash
Among the oaks and dogwoods.
Porch swing softly creaks.




Ayaz Daryl Nielsen



my thick winter socks
when good is doubly good
woven by grandma




Lianne Kamp



silence stills the lake
dragonflies reflect rainbows
lightly on paper wings




Gail Greenwood



A bee-laden bloom
among so many roses;
why burden this one?




David Anthony Sam



Stubs of brown corn stalks.
Songbirds silently wend south.
Clouds lower the sky.




Patricia Rossi



whisper of prayer
last words carefully chosen
cradled by silence




Robert Baldwin



Late September heat;
Insects swarm the sunflowers,
Sipping summer's end.




Suzanne Cottrell



Dark, towering clouds
Afternoon showers bathe trees
New puddles for frogs




Nolo Segundo



through the blackest space
heat, ninety-three million miles
sweat drops on my neck