my face
  by your hair

a peculiar modesty

we become

we become
     a single flame

we glow
   in our center

© 2013, Maude Larke

Also look for Maude Larke’s work in Cyclamens and Swords, Sketchbook and Doorknobs and BodyPaint.


In retrospect, you may be able
to visualize

that dirt road lined with a procession
of black walnut and hickory trees,
that vast rose hedge.

© 2012, Cheri Byard

Cheri Byard is a painter, writer and poet whose poems and essays have appeared in Awareness Magazine, Words-Myth Literary Journal, and the anthology Mentor’s Bouquet.