Winds

(Pocket Poetry) by Bruce Gunther  (U.S.A) The heavy winds don’t know meor the hands that hold this book.Winds that bully their way throughthe leaves and branches of the maple.Winds that carry coded messagesfrom Istanbul and the front linesof Kyiv.Winds with the hot breathof a filibuster,with fire thatmelts glaciers.Blown from the Valley of Deathwhile the Buddha …

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SilkenClyde

(Pocket Poetry) by John Moody (Scotland) river transparent turquoise-huestretched thin as hosieryunder rocking yachts water silken five denier stretched under mountainsstapled by electric pylons reflecting farther shorea faraway train-lineruns like a laddered stocking Copyright © 2022 – John Moody. All rights reserved. About the Author  John Moody John lives on Scotland’s Clyde estuary.  His work has …

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The Carnival Lights

(7 minute read) by William Falo (New Jersey) Ember hunted mice around the crooked tombstones as I watched from the pine trees, unable to let her go wild. I violated every rule of a wildlife rehabilitator, but I couldn’t let her go. I took care of her from a kit when a carnie found her running from a barn fire, and he named her Ember. I feared for her, since I saw a mounted fox at the local bar. Its empty …

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