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Issue 41

POETS

AGNEW, ZACH
AMBROSE, MIKE
BARNHART, SAMUEL
BENEVENTO, ANJA
BUXTON, C.W.
CANCRO, THERESA
CASTALDI, ERIN
CATES, ANNA
CHILICAS, EVE
CIPRIANO, LORRAINE
COBB, CHERESE
CORJESCU, DAN
CULSHAW, GARETH
DAVITT, DEBORAH
EDWARDS, KAREN
ESTABROOK, MICHAEL
FOX, KAELA
FRANCOEUR, RENEE
FRIEDENBERG, JAY
FROUMIS, NICHOLAS
HANLEY, ROBERT
HOTALING, SCOTT
KAMP, LIANNE
KANE, REBECCA
KELL, CHARLES
KING, JEFF
KOZMA, JOSEPH J.
MACDONALD, JOHN
MACDONALD, MANDY
MELTON, BILL
MILLER, DEAN
NG, CHIEN YING
NIELSEN, AYAZ DARYL
PATERSON, JUDITH
PATTERSON, MELISSA
REINERT, JAMES
RHEAUME , GABRIEL
RICHARDSON, RUSSELL
ROBINSON, MELISSA
SACCO, LINDA
SARGENT, ANGELA
SAUVAGE ANGEL, KELLY
SCHWEICKERT, CODY
SCULLY, RON
SHULTZ, DAVID
STICKLES, TINA
TRIPLETT, GREGORY
VASQUEZ, EMILIANO
WEBBER, KATHERINE
WESTON, JOANNA M.

Bill Melton



a sultry moon peers
from behind a gauzy cloud
beaconing lovers




Jeff King



The napping duck drifts
like an untethered boat
in the October breeze




Mandy Macdonald



luminescent moth
the evening primrose glimmers
night is here




Jay Friedenberg



sleeping swans
a veil of mist
hangs over the lake




Gareth Culshaw



KINGFISHER

You dragged a blue flame
gave drifting water purpose
buttoned fish to stone




Anna Cates



autumn winds—
rabbit in the grass
rabbit in the moon




Eve Chilicas



Crackled whips
of bursting fires flame
sparkling in the black of night.




Linda Sacco



Aftertaste of summer
clings to skin like sand,
trailing regretful affairs.




Charles Kell



Silent, a white figure
descends into the blue.
Here, echo, follow me.




Angela Sargent



Evening breaks vibrantly
Crimson cheeks, frost-flecked leaves
Fiery sun yields Fall moon.




Ron Scully



park swings stirring
stand of distant pines sway
proof the world is round




John MacDonald



Tomatillos draped
over my wood fence. Neighbor?
Would they be mine now?




Russell Richardson



Courage is no mask
Fabricated by the mind
But the heart’s whisper




Lianne Kamp



Night slides on its belly
behind the blue
bleeding through the dying day




Robert Hanley



I envy those who need the vastness
Of an ocean or infinity
Of space, in order to feel small




Cherese Cobb



crystal pond
my reflection shattered by
the whiskers of a koi




Zach Agnew



Fingers entwine,
Linking two lost souls
Who no longer need to wander.




Tina Stickles



Golden leaves
float on black water
Chilly breeze




Melissa Patterson



Autumn wind
Leaves crushed underfoot
Melancholy heart




Mike Ambrose



a subtle stream trundles on
the stone face of ancient granite
majesty riven one pebble at a time




Dan Corjescu



The Poet as Saint Sebastian
They poked and probed
Saturnine Hibiscus




Michael Estabrook



mirage of mountains
moving in the distance
turning pink in the setting sun




Erin Castaldi



Leaves collide
Dust lifts whirling dervish
Red moon concedes.




Renee Francoeur



Between the doe and the love...
Ask Emily Dickinson—
It's the long, brown stick of life.




James Reinert



wintering pink blossoms
crowd rays of sunshine
nose prints on glass




Nicholas Froumis



withered flower petals
remnants on marble marker
pieces left behind




Chien Ying Ng



loneliness
two houses
facing a jungle




Emiliano Vasquez



Snowflakes fall
Like pieces of heaven
As the gates are left opened




David Shultz



Flame speckled leaf falls
From shivering oak to dance
On winter whispers




Joanna M. Weston



police station -
a riot of blue
& yellow pansies




Rebecca Kane



stooped heads
ink haired women
mahjong tiles clicking




Karen Edwards



At once betrayed
as mouth stayed shut
you played me well.




Gabriel Rheaume



Abandoned houses
Stand
Like tombstones




Ayaz Daryl Nielsen



dreaming among them
taking words to bed with us
side-by-naked-side




Cody Schweickert



icy streets, laminated,
reflect December’s
cold lunar glow




Scott Hotaling



raindrops like mirrors
reflecting our memories
my spirit refreshed




Melissa Robinson



crisp white dresses
wilting like lilies
graveside service in july




Joseph J. Kozma



Ring around the moon
Owls speak in syllables,
Stage and performance.




Anja Benevento



The moon is a bright, waxing gibbous.
The land starving, then gorged.
We keep dying.




Katherine Webber



Shining waters shattered
By golden sunshine
Into gritty salt




Lorraine Cipriano



Georgia O'Keeffe
moonflowers from night garden
brushed against soft lips




Kaela Fox



mahogany desktop
Tiffany framed photos-
myself and the dog




C.W. Buxton



The writing isn't on the wall
It's in front of your face
After you fall




Dean Miller



Moon sways tide
Cricket chirps songs of night fall
Wisdom waits for dawn




Deborah Davitt



Piano tuning
notes pinging, paired;
singing sweetly.




Theresa Cancro



early dusk
seeping into the moss
a horned owl's call




Judith Paterson



My daughter sees invisible spiders
In the basement
Where Christmas waits in boxes




Samuel Barnhart



Petals drift away
Eventually we have
Nothing but our thorns




Kelly Sauvage Angel



chaste kisses
now moist with yearning
tender still




Gregory Triplett



blueberries thawing
oh, the dew
that summer morning