CARLA M. CHERRY – 3 POEMS

As One City girl in woods. A lake. A pier. Feet submerged. She squeals. It is cold. Aching ebbs. She sighs. Yellow butterfly hovers. Sharing wing music. Baby bass swimming. Fishers. Poles over shoulders. City girl shooes them. Feet over pebbles. Clumsy dance around boulders to the warblers’ beat. Fifty feet beneath limbs, leaves, parting […]

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Daniel Schulz – 4 POEMS

Writing It all starts on a blank page, blank like the silence that surrounds me every day. The things that no one else will say. That blank space into which I cast my line, trying to find out what the next line is again and again and again like punching against a wall of silence […]

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CLIFFORD SAUNDERS – 2 POEMS

GODDESS OF THE GOLDEN PATH She follows the magic of red bumblebee and fruit tree. In her honor I conduct lightning rods over scrolls of ancient China. Like a dance gliding over ice on a sidewalk, she’ll swing to heal my soul. She’ll be cheering for me as I emerge from pools of old ghosts […]

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RAMZI RIHANI – MIRAGE

Mirage Abandoned by hope A halo of fear sits on the throne Like the stillness of a pond. Herds gather to spell their vision Legacy of comfort vanishes in the mind of the wanderer Four, three, two, one, and the rocket launches to the land of belief. A smooth sail is on the horizon As […]

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JEFF LEWIS – The Coming

The Coming It rained so hard that night it blocked the sunlong before it nudged the shouldersof the mountain, and darkness lingers still.Some were surprised, but there were signs.Their acolytes announced it from the rooftops,and every corner of the public square,where truth was sacrificed at the altarof greed and superstitious woe,as talking heads replaced golden […]

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