haiku (untitled)

abrupt summer rain…
on the asphalt
scattered puddles of blue

© 2018, Ali Znaidi

Tunisian poet Ali Znaidi is the author of several chapbooks, including Mathemaku x5 (Spacecraft Press, 2015). To see more of his work visit aliznaidi.blogspot.com and follow @AliZnaidi.

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Her

by Thom Young

Background painting of moon and stars

Art & design by Kristine Slentz

Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His work has been in The Commonline Journal, 3am magazine, Crack the Spine, Word Riot, 48th Street Press, and many other places.


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I loved her       but
the thoughts come       again
and soon everything       is gone
and the other side       of the city
is always       darker
when you’re so far       from home.

© 2016, Thom Young

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

HAIKU MLXII

by dt. haase

photo of cicada exoskeleton flattened on the sidewalk

art by dt. haase
typography by JS Graustein

dt. haase is a wanderer for wonder, whimsy, & wisdom. Join his travels at http://gatheringwonder.blogspot.com/.


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trespass—
the weight of the world
in a footprint

© 2016, dt. haase