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The Road to Thunder Road by A.J. Huffman

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

is a delayed growl standing several steps behind the starring flash. Backup- singing, supportive round of applause. Darker partner waiting in invisible wings. Eruptive echo marks the distance to point of contact, countdown after-strike. _______________________________________________ Photo by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via Wikimedia Commons, 2005. Follow the links for Huffman’s bio and […]

Hibiscus Blooming in Rain by A.J. Huffman

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The garden sogs under persistent downpour. Green grows with a sickly gray clinging like shadows, cloud contamination. In a quiet corner, lone hibiscus stretches petals toward sky, embraces drops battering against brilliance. Resilient as the solar power color emulates, it remains open, a burst of warming reassurance that the sky cannot fall forever. _________________________________________________________ Photo […]

Autumn Moon by A.J. Huffman

Monday, July 21st, 2014

after “Age of Abundance,” by Osnat Tzadok Flares of imaginary fire burn across forest’s crown. Light and leaves come alive, collectively breathe in mirrored mist, rising like smoke from absent flame. My eyes begin to water in belief. This is the image of sulfured Hell. I pray for the salvation of sun- rise. ______________________________________________________ A.J. […]

On Finding the Great Witley Church by Karen Kelsay

Friday, July 11th, 2014

We saw your massive golden dome from down below, a baroque body oddly out of place. I snapped your picture by the brown limbs hanging near the roadside fence, devout   old guards, one hundred years had left behind. We leaned across your speckled balustrades beside the river, where worn paths entwined and crisscrossed near […]

Hard Head Diver by Karen Kelsay

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

He keeps his diving helmet in a shed. The memories that it buoys up, aren’t dead— that heavy hat of bolts protects his pride. He seldom ever has to look inside the wooden crate beneath the old work bench, where all his man-things: chisel, hammer, wrench, as if in dry dock, wait to be reused. […]

Love in Winter by Laura Craner

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Your expectations are brisk, Like December’s chill as it sneaks under the door. Your needs are persistent, Like a child’s breath on wintry windows, which Creeps and spreads like nighttime secrets: Whispered wishes freezing Molecules, and moments, into memories. Your words, like snowflakes in tree branches; Your thoughts, like snowdrifts, cloud my eyes: Encroaching, enfolding, […]

Koru Sonnets by Tyler Chadwick

Monday, February 17th, 2014

As nature beckons to the desolate machine by Steven L. Peck

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Most Days, the Morning Sun’s a Blazing Smudge by Mark Penny

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Most days, the morning sun’s a blazing smudge Athwart the city’s searing opal dome, An egg dropped on an egg, the crack of dawn Sprawling against a shield that will not budge. But sometimes, when I stay up all the night To will my love of nature on the world, No screen of silken, dusty […]

Witching Hour by Bradley McIlwain

Monday, February 10th, 2014

at midnight bats dart through streams of moonlight glistening like gypsy moths above mountain tops and dangling dream catchers glimpsing visions of desire