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Issue 52

POETS

AGNEW, ZACH
ANDERSON, DUANE
BARTOLI, GIUSEPPE
BESSOM, DAVE
BJOTVEDT, CONNOR
CAINE, PAIGE
CLARKE, JAMES
COLOMBO, JOSHUA
COTTRELL, SUZANNE
CURRO, STEPHEN
DAVIS, JAVONE
DELANEY, JOHN
DEPAUL, MARIA
DEVINE, JAMES
FAHEY, MARY CRANE
FEUCHT, ANNIE
FIELDS, CHRISTOPHER
FLANAGAN, MICHAEL
GERMAN, MIMI
GWIAZDOWSKI, JULIA
HAMLIN, ANDREW
HARN, CASEY
HOROWITZ, JOSH
JONES, ERIN
JONES, NOVA
KANE, REBECCA
KILLGORE, C L
LARSEN, REIF
LEE, SONIA
MELTON, BILL
MILLER, DEAN K
NICOLA, JAMES B.
PHELPS, JUDY
RAY, ANTHONY
ROBINSON, JACKIE MAUGH
SARGENT, ANGELA
SAVISHINSKY, JOEL
SHARP, CYNTHIA
STRATIGAKIS, GEORGE
SZPEKMAN, KATHERINE
TABAKA, ANN CHRISTINE
TAU, MARGARET
THAVALINGAM, ANNOJ
VAN HOOSER, DOUG
VAN WINKLE, CLAIRE
VORK, JR
WALKER-LASS, DEBBIE
WOOD, CHRIS
ZEMPEL, RACHEL

James Clarke



Fingering buttons
Triple tonguing sweet gasps
Make music with me




Jackie Maugh Robinson



chalk artist
signs a canyon in the sidewalk
my lost keys




Sonia Lee



Welcome to the bubble dreams
Feeling, thinking, drowning all at once
Between the slit of fantasy and reality




Nova Jones



prisms of colors dance on the wall
to the sound of pixie chimes
as chandeliers swing in the sun




Chris Wood



Dusk, mosquitoes bite
A symphony of crickets and cicadas
Fireflies keep time




Mary Crane Fahey



Unbidden, unbridled tears well up
Spill over, bathing your grief
Fierce and wild, in liquid sorrow




Judy Phelps



Bobbing Triangles
Sails dancing above the waves
Gliding past seagulls




Debbie Walker-Lass



Falling like Autumn
I need help for the harvest
Brown, red, bittersweet




Javone Davis



Rooms we left behind
Are stuck with our memories
And messes we made




Rebecca Kane



raking fall leaves
the whirling wind
mocking me




Margaret Tau



at crossroads I brake
for yellows and reds
autumn leaves




Josh Horowitz



divine city of gleaming gypsum
busy with life, with love, invincible
once




Angela Sargent



Endorphin release
I soar fast, high, breathless
Gliding past eagles




Erin Jones



backyard patch of violas
thinking of my mother
and a small Wisconsin town




C L Killgore



Water winds through
Empty, broken spaces
Smoothing out, recreating...




Suzanne Cottrell



Freezing rain glazes tree branches.
Frozen prisms diffuse sunlight.
Limbs crack; icy shards scatter.




Bill Melton



tilted in the sky
the Big Dipper pouring stars
an immense ladle




Annie Feucht



anthropomorphic
roach dances over pile rug
laughing in delight




Joel Savishinsky



The Zen Master knows that
he has nothing to teach you,
which is why it takes so long.




Duane Anderson



Potential,
there it is
and isn't.




Michael Flanagan



praying in the dawn
searching for a word, some light
receiving silence




Stephen Curro



twilight
the lake wears
a pink sky




Anthony Ray



old man in the chair
tell me your stories once more
I look up to you




Dean K Miller



The hunger in your eyes
Betrays the emptiness of your soul
An upturned hand asks for substance




Dave Bessom



Tightly wound, our atoms
hold each other
in the shape of arms.




Ann Christine Tabaka



If I hang upside-down
from this tree long enough,
I shall become a child again.




Doug Van Hooser



Disappointment slouches
in the chair, stares at the clock
as it repeats itself




Katherine Szpekman



The air between us sits like glass.
We drive in silence.
Two eggs cradled in their carton.




James B. Nicola



sloppily scrawled names
on back of snapshot. young friends
once. we squint to read




Zach Agnew



The screen glows bright
As the hungry device consumes the night
Leaving only crumbs of a life




Casey Harn



grandma's old house -
this year's leaves falling
on last year's leaves




George Stratigakis



The portraits on the wall gander down
In black and white tinged with rust
To tell how simple things often are.




Rachel Zempel



rising ball of fire
casting golden sunbeams on
a deserted town




JR Vork



winter fog
in the field
rushing to school




Annoj Thavalingam



Salacious hag
Driven to the precipice
Sanity reeling




Julia Gwiazdowski



My coffee
kisses electric.
Bitter-sweet.




Mimi German



we loved
the sea sings
flowers bloom




John Delaney



Whatever happens after
you drive down this road,
remember how it brought you there.




Claire Van Winkle



The creeping ivy
coils around the rose trellis,
climbing as night falls.




Paige Caine



The snowpacks melt, early this year,
waking the diapausing wasps
before the plants they pollinate




Connor Bjotvedt



Icy morning
My ghost breath; visible.
I'm already late for work.




Andrew Hamlin



You have put me to sleep
in the silence...
how long 'till you walk away




James Devine



There are beautiful meteors on fire
Pounding explosions into soft Broadway
Like poison tulips growing in reverse.




Reif Larsen



Late at night, I ride my red bike
With weathered paint and faded chrome
Down lamplit streets toward home




Christopher Fields



boardwalk dusk
December
one neon sign left




Cynthia Sharp



the softness of afternoon rain
your chair still in the light
long after you've gone




Jackie Maugh Robinson



not every day
the sun rises twice
newborn at her breast




Joshua Colombo



You whispered honey in my ear
It slowly dropped into my brain
Where your golden image appeared




Giuseppe Bartoli



Tonight, the half moon
is that bit of the thumbnail
you tend to cut off.




Maria DePaul



Up before sunrise
Stillness turns to birdsong
Crickets fall silent




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