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Issue 58

POETS

ALVARADO, BRIAN J.
BARLOW, TOM
CAMERON, CALLIE
CARBER, LEN
CASEY, CAROL
CHRISTINA, MARTHA
COOMBS, MARGARET
CURRO, STEPHEN
DEPAUL, MARIA
DIMACALI, DIDIMAY
EUBANKS, CHEYENNE
EUSTICE, ISAAC
FLANAGAN, MICHAEL
FLAVIN, FRANCIS
GAINES, CHASITY
GASKIN, JOHN
GENTILE, NICHOLAS
GRAVINA, KRISTYL
JOHNSON, ALVIN
JOHNSTON, MICHAEL
JONES, KELCI
KANE, REBECCA
KERNER, DEBORAH
LARSON, JODY
LEVINE, BRUCE
LOFRUMENTO, CATHERINE
MELTON, BILL
MICHALSKI, PENNY
MINTROM, MICHAEL
MOON, JOEY
MURPHY, SHEILA
NIELSEN, AYAZ DARYL
SAFFIOTI-HUGHES, CAROL LEE
SARGENT, ANGELA
SARGENT, KELLY
SCHMID, JOYCE
SCHNEIDER, JAMES
SCOTT, TAYLOR
SCOTT-WEBB, LILY
SHOOK, KYLE
SILVERFOX, EDEN
SMITHWILSON, GABRIEL
SPAIN, JAMES W.
SPITZENBERGER, RAY
WALKER-LASS, DEBBIE
WALTON, ROBERT
WELLS, SANDRA
WILSEY, CAROLYN
ZEMPEL, RACHEL
ZWINGER, LYNDA

Michael Mintrom



On Rittenhouse Square
summer stirs the old world,
tobacco smoke, jazz.




Lily Scott-Webb



Live in a concrete shell,
To stay alive without the pain,
Oh, do you feel dead at the roots?




Didimay Dimacali



world of dreams
rainbows in the sky
heart of a dandelion




Nicholas Gentile



exercising under the sun
touching toes in tandem
with his shadow




Sheila Murphy



The only eulogy
is singing
without sound




Eden Silverfox



Her soul is made of stars
Forgotten constellations
And the milky way of dreams




Carolyn Wilsey



shadows flash & the bird is gone
a crow blinking across sky -
blue ombre & corrugated clouds




Michael Johnston



Dark setting in now,
Fireflies dancing together,
Sparks of light and life.




Brian J. Alvarado



a treacherous dryer
eternally queasy
yet famished for socks




James W. Spain



A field of freshly fallen snow,
void of tracks and imperfections,
anticipating the setting sun.




Martha Christina



beside the splintered
apple tree, two robins,
rebuilding




Carol Casey



The winter is weary, ragged.
Purity gives way to the soggy
commotion of creation.




Kyle Shook



Flames fall from the sky
Swirling, dancing down below
Autumn's winds arrive




Catherine LoFrumento



leaving the hospital
a sudden rush of rain
covers my windshield




Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes



Autumn gales swing power lines
clouds race the agate horizon
late tomatoes yield to ground.




Francis Flavin



Night is no lady.
Sweeping us under her skirt,
She hurries away.




Joey Moon



Time Slows As I Freeze
Your Voice And Grace Heal Spirits
Angel Of Darkness




John Gaskin



Nothing left to say
shouting war is over now
we ran out of words




Bill Melton



morning till evening
sunflower follows the sun
in supplication




Debbie Walker-Lass



Brown girl scatters waves
A shiver in her shoulders
Clouds blanket the sun




Isaac Eustice



our young, stupid love
under the same elm branches
the same Autumn chill




Gabriel Smithwilson



taking up drawing
again after so many years
sketches of ghosts




Callie Cameron



Dwelling on the shore
Flowers twine, candles shimmer
Warm, calm, gentle night




Alvin Johnson



Changing leaves
white water stream
brown trout




James Schneider



I am the child you created,
Carved out eyes and crooked teeth,
I am the child you created.




Cheyenne Eubanks



I feel the music in my soul
It comes and it goes
Like the wind when it blows




Rebecca Kane



grasshopper grasping
a pendulum
of prairie grass




Lynda Zwinger



in all of us
falling star-fire and light
against the dark sky




Penny Michalski



His lips tip-toed across her cheek,
Silent, deliberate, hypnotic
And settled like a lit match onto gasoline.




Maria DePaul



Flickering dims
Drafts shake a thin candle's glow
Flame shrinks to the wick




Angela Sargent



Penumbra of words
My voice tumbles noisily
Upon the quiet page




Margaret Coombs



starling, blue jay, mourning dove
share seed and sunrise
side-by-side at the cafe'-al-fresco




Bruce Levine



Frozen memories
Linger within
The shadows of the past




Tom Barlow



One determined cloud
drifts east against a west wind
we all chase something




Rachel Zempel



electricity
lips colliding forcefully
the taste of regret




Michael Flanagan



it's a long way
from the wreckage to the light
but I take the step




Robert Walton



As starlight drifts like blown snow
Past a waning crescent moon,
The New Year dawns.




Sandra Wells



Snuggled in blankets
Winter throws its anger down
Safely I burrow




Stephen Curro



sunrise
the waning moon
a cosmic pearl




Taylor Scott



My spirit craves new skin,
the grace of poised pines,
and idyllic romance.




Chasity Gaines



Rosy dawn stretches across the sky
Her breath, frosty
She dances with the shadows of darkness




Kristyl Gravina



you thawed my heart
with gentle words
once upon a winter's eve




Deborah Kerner



looking inside the vessel
gently rocking
the lizard is trying to swim




Len Carber



Awake! Awake! My sleeping soul--
let me but sense your presence in
this flicker of time we call life...




Kelci Jones



Blackberry vines wrap themselves
Around wooden skeletons
As languid lovers entwined




Kelly Sargent



snow angel
a sinner
repents




Joyce Schmid



Our dear dog bites us.
Sweetest little cockapoo.
We'll learn to be unbitable.




Ayaz Daryl Nielsen



stubbing my toe
I apologize
to the rock




Ray Spitzenberger



panther
lurking in starlight
chilling beauty




Jody Larson



Birds in puffy down coats wait
as low sun drifts above an eastern ridge,
icy knife edge of winter.




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