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Issue 65



Authors

Abreu, Michael
Anderson, Duane
Austin, Shellie
Babcock, Michael
Barnett, Sandra
Bluhm, Richard
Bocks, Susi
Cottrell, Suzanne
Cross, Chris
Darretta, John Lawrence
Depaul, Maria
Dupree, Rachel
Elesby, Sally
Feingold, Bruce
Festa, Thomas
Fingon, Joan
Fleck, Richard
Flower, Mari
Greenwood, Gail
Imbler, Linda
Johnson, Alvin
Kirouac, Debra
Larbes Delorean, Anne
Mannone, John C.
Mathison, Beth
Maulsby, Dennis
Melton, Bill
Miller, Dean
Mueller, Tim
Pella, Patricia
Quigley, Ls.
Richards, Ann
Robinson, Jackie Maugh
Roman, Daymond
Rood, Jennifer
Roshal, Arona Fay
Rossi, Patricia
Ryan-jauregui, Jenn
Stankiewicz, Teresa
Staton, Valerie
Steidl, Laura
Tau, Margaret
Temple, K.l.
Temple, Kathryn Lea
Thornfield-long, Ann
Ventresca, Ave Jeanne
Vork, Jr
Wilhoite-mathews, Sara
Williams, Jeral
Zempel, Rachel




Margaret Tau



wet tea leaves settle
point to a new direction
barefoot little girl




Daymond Roman



From way up high, where
people are like ants, I see
the depth of God's Love




Jeral Williams



Golden Aspen leaves
Shimmer round the white-bark tree
Doe eyes turn and stare.




Shellie Austin



Swollen russet heads
nod sun-stained petals to earth
in summer's last sigh




Dennis Maulsby



Moisture dribbles down
fogged coffee shop window panes.
Snow quilts hide pickups.




Richard Fleck



An Icelandic horse
sprints straight, with no gait, across
the frozen tundra.




Rachel Zempel



pale violet blooms
intoxicating fragrance
thriving lilac bush




Sally Elesby



white water plunges
down black rocks, black rocks, black rocks
waterfall music




Bill Melton



through lowering clouds
the nickled light of morning
tentatively peers




K.L. Temple



Drive-thru daffodils
fifteen yellow trumpets play
McDonald's breakfast




Mari Flower



Son climbing boulder
Taller than your little self
Leap into a cloud




John C. Mannone



sun spills burgundy
sea drunk on late summer light
waves stumble on rocks




Ann Thornfield-Long



breezes bring poems
riding stallion latitudes
galloping rhythms




Linda Imbler



Bent wooden body
Nylon strings reverberate
Elegant sounds birthed




Sara Wilhoite-Mathews



A dandelion,
middle finger in the air,
rebels in silence.




Chris Cross



the last leaves of fall
selflessly fall giving way
to winter brethren




Valerie Staton



above the waters,
over deciduous trees,
covenant rainbow




Ave Jeanne Ventresca



cracked August soil--
towards my watering can
raindrops tumble slow




Anne Larbes DeLorean



campfire sparks, rising
with the sound of the crickets
she moves her hips, sways




Maria DePaul



Leaves swept into piles
Toddlers jump in to toss them
Happily scattered




Michael Abreu



Tulips sprout and bloom
Bear slumbering peacefully
Grass breaks through hard ice




LS. Quigley



Skin soft, lines set deep,
I watch you wither with age.
Together, we dim.




Duane Anderson



From a wire fence
a rabbit slips underneath,
the garden thief rides.




Jackie Maugh Robinson



kernels of sleet fall
on the cobblestone pavement
winter not quite yet




Suzanne Cottrell



fallen mockingbird
lifeless upon the cold ground
December victim




Jenn Ryan-Jauregui



Our feet scurry past
Behind closed door, a stillness
Empty nursery




Susi Bocks



bumbling on flowers
extracting precious nectar
bees feeding freely




Alvin Johnson



It's immutable-
the darkness before the storm,
then the lightening.




Tim Mueller



caught yourself stumbling
I saw your shadow dance, love
with wild angel wings




Patricia Rossi



midnight serenade
velvet sky donned in diamonds
waltzing silouettes




Dean Miller



perception tainted
rainbows dangle upside down
colors destitute




Beth Mathison



black skeleton trees
winter bones against the snow
frantic geese fly south




Thomas Festa



Rotten timber deck
sparrow's nest under rafters
all we wait for comes




Arona Fay Roshal



Window candles glow
Lighthouse beams guide sailing ships
Moon plays with the stars




Jennifer Rood



house finch, tinged with red
streaks quickly to higher limbs
escaping my gaze




Jr Vork



geese fly overhead
at the cabin dusk settles
a silent river




Richard Bluhm



butterfly flutters
life's quiet tranquil moments
a breath of fresh air




Patricia Pella



earth bows to the sun
prelude to a masterpiece
spring fills its palette




John Lawrence Darretta



saffroned winter sun
caught amid the leafless trees
sky of frosting clouds




Ann Richards



Twisted are my thoughts
Like branches from the forest
Yet budding with hope




Kathryn Lea Temple



the harvest moon shines
solitary traveler
stops to rest awhile




Bruce Feingold



autumn equinox
a seven point buck wanders
through the neighborhood




Laura Steidl



yellow sunflowers
paradise to many birds
turn to face the sun




Teresa Stankiewicz



the lake is glass calm
shimmering in the moment
I am at peace, love




Rachel Dupree



The chirping of birds
heard in a forest of books
calms a troubled soul




Debra Kirouac



Laughter fills the air
As children run through tall grass
Small hands graze the blades




Joan Fingon



the snail slips slowly
over a green garden hose
carrying its home




Michael Babcock



a flock of starlings,
just so, like flecks of pepper
sprinkled on the moon




Sandra Barnett



baseball on TV
sound of bats making contact
under clear blue skies




Gail Greenwood



I severed the head,
left the leaning, withered stalk:
sunflower harvest.