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Issue 40

POETS

ALFIER, TOBI
ALLEN, JOSHUA
ARDIETA GARDNER, AMANDA
BARNETT, BRIAN
BOWEN, ANDREW
BROWDER, CLIFFORD
CASTALDI, ERIN
CATES, ANNA
CHILICAS, EVE
CRUPI, BRANDON
D'ANGELO, NICHOLAS
DAVIS, ERIN
FINNEGAN, MARY
FLANAGAN, MICHAEL
GENTRY, SUSAN
GRAVINA, KRISTYL
HOPE, YURI
JONES, ERIN
KAMP, LIANNE
KATZ, ALBERT
KNABE, MARTIN
KULP, MICKEY
LOFRUMENTO, CATHERINE
MACDONALD, MANDY
MCGREEVEY, JENNIFER
MELTON, BILL
NESTEROVA, YULIYA
POND, RACHEL
RELF, TERRIE LEIGH
RHEAUME , GABRIEL
ROBINSON, JACKIE MAUGH
ROSSI, PATRICIA
SACCO, LINDA
SAM, DAVID ANTHONY
SARGENT, ANGELA
SCHMIDLIN, SUSAN
SEESE, LELAND
SMITH SILVA, DORS&IACUTE;A
SMITH, MARE
URIAH, DAMIEN
VAN HOOK, EILEEN
VAN HOOSER, DOUG
VORK, JR
WALKER, ANDREA
WEBRE, ELLEN
WILSON, MIKE
WING, DAWN
YAP, MARIAN

Amanda Ardieta Gardner



A grey morning dawns
Raindrops knock on my window
Are you coming out?




Jackie Maugh Robinson



Afloat in amnion waiting
until the pressing chaos
Splash! L’Chaim!




Bill Melton



rolling dark water
top of the waves blowing white
moaning of the wind




Bill Melton



contented murmur
chevrons flow from either side
rock in crystal stream




Mandy Macdonald



inexplicable little swirls & eddies
under the Tay bridge; further out
boats preen themselves in a steel mirror




Terrie Leigh Relf



revealed at low tide-
a pair of stockings
and a plane ticket




Eileen Van Hook



my wedding gown floated by
in the rushing flood waters
soon followed by my marriage




Mickey Kulp



Sea, cloud, stream, tears
Holy drops united
Circling forever




Michael Flanagan



rustic bridge
a reflection of water
enlightens the pine




Albert Katz



the Mediterranean is calm
and so very blue
since the tuna disappeared




Joshua Allen



The thunder rattles
and atop my neighbor’s house
a bird is singing.




Tobi Alfier



Honeycombs of clouds
call attention to the birds,
we stare at the sea.




Yuri Hope



You’ve got blood blue
running through your veins
tangles of time in your hair




Kristyl Gravina



Drops of soothing rain
Cleaning, cleansing
Life can start again




Clifford Browder



Eons in us:
Our pulsing blood
The brine of ancient seas.




Anna Cates



Fairy Lake
a magic bonsai basks
in starlight




Patricia Rossi



snow-capped waves
rhythmic crash on distant shores
majestic blue rhapsody




Catherine LoFrumento



feet in the sand
a sailboat gets smaller
and smaller




Erin Castaldi



Still leaves gleam
The fading sun makes love
To the river’s nightly tide.




Dawn Wing



Small seagull islands,
scattered across the water,
resting under sky.




Angela Sargent



Married solely in ink
I fling the papers overboard,
Staring as the water dissolves us.




Lianne Kamp



white phantom sails rise
above quivering blue water
silenced in fog




David Anthony Sam



Black asphalt, weak mirror,
after midnight rain–
false starlight, but mostly darkness




Nicholas D'Angelo



Red tears
Formed from misery
White and blue




Andrew Bowen



Redbuds float in blue.
Slate waters reflect their clouds.
The middle fork floods.




Andrea Walker



Floating in a river
of silk, look down into
a bowl of stars




Linda Sacco



Puddles –
reflecting rainbows,
broken by childish stomps.




Dorsía Smith Silva



sleek strands of rain
echo down
like fear in the dark




Ellen Webre



The moon smiles on my knife,
and I can hear from the sea
my sisters crying for vengeance.




Rachel Pond



angelic sunbeams
interrupted reverie
water refraction




Eve Chilicas



over the waters
mirrored moon shadows dancing,
glints of silver night.




JR Vork



bridled rain
in a bottle
blue




Mary Finnegan



Stillness receives awe
and joy flutters in silence
while the river weeps.




Susan Gentry



Gentle summer rain falls
like teardrops on windowpanes
cleansing and refreshing




Doug Van Hooser



The compass of loneliness
Points to the ravine
The water runs through




Marian Yap



Keeping you alive in my heart
Time does not change
The number of tears




Yuliya Nesterova



Passing through, the night
left tears on blades
of grass doomed to winter




Mike Wilson



Greene, Iowa got 11 inches;
We wear thick hot summer air;
First day of autumn!




Damien Uriah



There is no truth;
she lies somewhere
in the sound of oceans.




Susan Schmidlin



The morning glory opens with the sun
Casting beauty throughout the day
And curls to sleep with the moon




Erin Davis



cracked vase
mother traces
her veins




Brandon Crupi



Striking flint with lead ignites anger,
exposing impurities in the human soul
and washes away an entire generation.




Jennifer McGreevey



Sun shower morning
I walk through the tears of joy
Drinking warm coffee




Leland Seese



fall ukigumo
leaves ablaze like clouds on fire
speak o burning bush




Mare Smith



Reflecting on you
Ripples flow over the stream
Mourning, floating tears




Erin Jones



Long day hard won
Dust, sweat, summer heat
Heading home




Brian Barnett



feeling the power
fighting against the rapids
wary of the bears




Gabriel Rheaume



The fog is a smudge
Between the lake
And the sky




Gabriel Rheaume



Glowing moonlight reflection
On the lake
A pale celestial body




Martin Knabe



Long red straws of hair
twirling on my white bed sheets
as nature whistles.