In the Woods

by David Oestreich

photo of three origami iris

Art & design by JS Graustein

David Oestreich is a maker of poems, fishing flies, and Saturday-afternoon semi-haute cuisine. To learn more please visit him at his blog.


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trying not to
step on wildflowers
I find I’m dancing.

© 2016, David Oestreich

You, an I

by Ahimaaz R

photo of a cairn in front of the sea

art & typography by JS Graustein

Ahimaaz R has been recently published in 7×20, Cuento, and Flapperhouse. His poetry is forthcoming in The Fractured Nuance, also at http://minimalust.wordpress.com and on Twitter @ahimaaz


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I speak and you keep
You swing and I give
I sweep and you peep
You eye and I aye
I fall and you laugh
You blink and I cling
I nap and you pat
You sleep and I peel
I wish and you hush
You will and I live

© 2016, Ahimaaz R

THE DAY MY COAT CAUGHT ON FIRE AT FOODTOWN

I was careless.
As was my habit

Entering a no-smoking area,
I stuck my lit pipe in my ragged pocket.
It fell through a hole igniting the lining.

Smoke poured from my coat.
I stamped it out frantically.

Nobody noticed.
I shrugged my shoulders
And proceeded with my shopping.

© 2015, Siggy

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