Sample poems


Issue #47, Fall 2021


glass lake

trailing my fingers

through the clouds

            Barbara Sabol

            Akron OH


filled with sky

the voice of a child

lost in play

            Cora Whitmore

            Bangor ME


ocean sunset

beach chairs folded

into jumbled stacks

            Julie Schwerin

            Sun Prairie WI


the Big Dipper

tipped on end

petal fall

            Jennifer Burd

            Ann Arbor MI


a spider works

the seam in the wall

night heat

            David Grayson

            Alameda CA


starless night—

we wish instead

upon a streetlight

            Michael Dylan Welch

            Sammamish WA


space debris . . .

the newborn foal

finds its legs

            Ferris Gilli

            Marietta GA


Issue #46, Spring 2021


scenic route

the breath

I was holding

            Michelle Schaefer

            Bothell WA


fog

I wake up

a fugitive

            Fay Aoyagi

            San Francisco CA


city sidewalk

the empty spot

where he asked for change

            Jay Friedenberg

            Tuckahoe, NY


tornado weather

a clatter of cubes

in the ice maker

            Kristen Lindquist

            Camden ME


midday heat

the flagger slows life

to a crawl    

            Tom Painting

            Atlanta, GA


in a redwood groove rain song

            Victor Ortiz

            Bellingham WA


bowl of ice cream

slowing down as

I near the bottom

            Bill Kenney

            Whitestone NY


Issue #45, Fall 2020


cool morning

the yeast and I

slowly rise

            Marilyn Ashbaugh

            Edwardsburg MI

bus stop

a little girl pedals by

in butterfly wings

            Dan Curtis

            Victoria, BC, Canada

lockdown

the town recluse

carries on

            Ferris Gilli

            Marietta GA

nothing for them here

cottonwood puffs drift

through my daydream

            Sam Bateman

            Everett WA

out of breath

the windchimes

sing for her

            Helen Buckingham

            Bristol, UK


another friend

crosses over

the meadowlark’s song

            Carolyn Hall

            San Francisco CA


summer sunset

silent fists

fill the sky

            Gideon Young

            Chapel Hill, NC


Issue #44, Spring 2020


foam on my ankles

the ragged edge

of the continent

            Ruth Yarrow

            Ithaca NY


feeling my age

a maple leaf crumbles

in my hand

            Jeannie Martin

            Arlington MA


night rain a new tent beneath the bridge

            frances angela

            London, UK


sleepless—

I turn and watch

the moon watch me

            Mary Kendall

            Chapel Hill NC

she asks me to pray

a maple leaf

on her rain-wet shoe

            Mary Stevens

            Hurley NY


pain

I whisper about it

to complete strangers

            Roberta Beach Jacobson        

            Indianola IA


candlelit shadows

we forget

we are mortal

            Tia Haynes

            Lakewood OH


reflecting pool

the flag

wavers

            Laurie Greer

            Washington, DC


all the rage white masks

            Cherie Hunter Day

            Menlo Park CA


actuarial table

a firefly escapes

from the jar

            Shloka Shankar

            Bangalore, India

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