Sample poems

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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