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Issue 64



Authors

Amendolia, Pj
Ammar, Fatima
Argauer, Eddie
Balboa, Jaime
Barnett, Sandra
Bilinski, Robert
Blake, Paul C.
Brady, John
Cross, Chris
Damarjati, Stella
Degamo, Jessica
Dennis, Amber
Dennis, William
Estefan Jr, Miguel Angel
Evans, Sandra
Fahey, Mary Crane
Fingon, Joan
Flanagan, Michael
Gershan, David
Hammell, Cynthia
Hector, Eileen M
Herrell, Dennis
Hitri, Mark
Howard, James
Jennings, Joshua
Kolb, Daniel
Laussmann, Melissa
Leach, Michael
Lee-mabe, Madeline
Levine, Bruce
Lomas, Bruce
Mckeon, Tina
Melton, Bill
Montgomery, Jennifer
Mueller, Tim
Murray, Thomas
Phillips, Gracie
Reuss, James
Rosa, Emilia
Roshal, Arona Fay
Semel, Sylvia
Silva, Erika
Sims, Wesley
Specker, Peter
Staton, Valerie
Tuggle, Billy
Wasilewski, Nells
Wood, Chris
Yu, Jonathan




Sandra Evans



I'm starting over
just like every day does
sunrise, a bird song




Peter Specker



rainfall on puddles --
thousands of perfect circles
circle a circle




Joshua Jennings



You're the elephant
in every. single. room.
No girl can change that.




Bill Melton



the crisp morning air
acrid smell of burning leaves
distant honk of geese




Michael Flanagan



dawn meditation
laughing at my arrogance
little brother loon




Bruce Levine



Summer birds in flight
Ducks and geese go drifting by
Stillness of the lake




Jaime Balboa



Damp sand underfoot
Seaside blue wooden tower
Salt air caresses




Jessica Degamo



Fireflies dancing
The stars play a melody
Only lovers know




Melissa Laussmann



walking through the park
dewdrops reflect the full moon
winter night in bloom




Miguel Angel Estefan Jr



A season of change
Inevitably follows
One leaf in the wind




Billy Tuggle



Under a half-moon
is a determined cricket
live and in concert




David Gershan



Eternal river
Sculpting the canyon below
Washing time away




Dennis Herrell



flowers we gathered
dying slowly in vases
they remember dirt




John Brady



Damp leaves on slick tar
Gliding bicycle on film
Spinning and spinning




Erika Silva



I run with the fish
swim with birds and fly with toads
My dreams hold me tight




Cynthia Hammell



The trees are humming,
Like they need to let off steam.
The wind train passes.




Amber Dennis



on old sand scrubbed brick
senorita arching high
loves miles of blue sky




Sylvia Semel



trees swollen with leaves
a red ball low in the sky
crimson foliage




Paul C. Blake



Tiny buds open,
And then a lovely flower,
Soon a fading hue.




Fatima Ammar



bees flit through velvet
sway of sedge and pink foxglove
sun-dried clouds soak earth




Eddie Argauer



Chilly dank darkness
Moss upon stone upon stone
Cries of broken men




PJ Amendolia



My basil garden
Invaded with rosemary
Wards off mosquitos




Thomas Murray



Dry brown barren hills
Saddleback or Camelback
Beauty of the name.




Bruce Lomas



Hummingbirds fly by
their wings constantly beating
seeking sweet nectar




Valerie Staton



Purple peony
salutes a radiant sun
shuns the dark of night




Robert Bilinski



Before every drought
buffalo remain stoic,
for tears have value.




Tina McKeon



Chasing fireflies
Flickers of light are taunting
Still elude my grasp




Daniel Kolb



Japanese garden -
I think I'll just spend the day
counting my blessings




Jennifer Montgomery



still, heat thickened air
ripe peaches languish in trees
dreaming of the fall




Chris Cross



your love is cool rain
falling on the arid scene
quenching desert thirst




James Howard



Hollowed out logs lie
sun-drenched within a clearing-
stress evaporates.




Arona Fay Roshal



Your rich white spotlight
Throws wavy pink stripes westward
Once in a blue moon




Chris Wood



Open road stretching
Sunshine paled by dark lenses
The spice of freedom




James Reuss



Tall the bee balm blooms:
open flowers inviting
hummingbirds' return




Eileen M Hector



Confetti petals
Of dogwood twigs and branches
Pressed against cement




Mark Hitri



liminal spaces
emptiness has potential
the fact of matter




William Dennis



feathers on the path
a wind among yellow leaves
with birds on its breath




Mary Crane Fahey



Loon's transcendent voice
Sings softly its summer song
Old sounds, still awed world




Tim Mueller



I dream while night sleeps
stars come and drink from my hand
love simple abounds




Madeline Lee-Mabe



Faded firefly grave
Moonlight in our sky above
Rusty iron fence




Nells Wasilewski



heavy clouds descend
beach plunges into gray gloom
sky is lost at sea




Gracie Phillips



Unsent love letters,
stowed in vacant flowerbeds
slowly decompose.




Stella Damarjati



narrow steep stone steps
guide hot feet to soft smooth sand
breathe in cool sea breeze




Jonathan Yu



Young friends and a branch
Mangoes strewn on the red clay
Endless symphony




Joan Fingon



two pelicans glide
sweeping along the shoreline
diving for dinner




Michael Leach



black bags & coffee
I push thru the door to her
art-filled apartment




Wesley Sims



Freshly fallen snow,
bird tracks layered with raccoon
scribe hieroglyphics.




Sandra Barnett



acorns hitting hoods
falling from mighty pin oaks
striking with sharp pings




Emilia Rosa



Sunlight through the prism--
this light waterfall is me
reflecting a cloud.




Sandra Barnett



cold October rain
tea growing cool in brown mug
muted household sounds