Sunday, 31 July 2011

Debbah’s Ice Cream—
One scoop, one dollar.
Just the right amount!

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Chuck Joo
JooCartoon

Saturday, 30 July 2011

On the grass, whilst walking the dog, a heart made out of pine cones.

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Rosalind Broomhall

Friday, 29 July 2011

pearl earrings
cool against pale skin
sway with each tiny step

down

cool marble aisle
rose petal path
blushing smile

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Melanie Bishop

Thursday, 28 July 2011

A pocketful of clover, buttercups and pebbles:
The haul of our nature walk

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Claire Walker

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

first yellow rain —
my newborn son baptizes
the doctor

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Craig W. Steele

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Lagoon

There is a small stone path
once you reach the other side
(take the dove-white canoe if you like)
and this path will lead you
to the ocean.

Meet me there in ten.

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Carson Pierpont

Monday, 25 July 2011

Big-eyed, beautiful, bedraggled:
a brown-blond child in a navy coat.

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Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Sunday, 24 July 2011

purple explosion
at end of green fuse —
first crocus

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Craig W. Steele

Saturday, 23 July 2011

The arrival light of morning
tickles the birds into singing

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Mark Stratton
Radio Nowhere

Friday, 22 July 2011

grocery shopping
mother raids the car trunk on a
ninety degree Monday, looking
for the quinoa.

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Amanda Harris

Thursday, 21 July 2011

her son asks to climb
me like a small tree
I kiss her when
he's not looking because
I'm new here

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Lucas Stensland

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Summer heat.
My kitten poses
On the fence.

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Alan Zhukovski

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Her cat
Has the same blue irises
As a past lover

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Angelika Kolompar

Monday, 18 July 2011

The country station:

between the rush of express trains, the sound of songbirds and the chiming of the church clock. Ponderously, an aggregates train shunts by. For a moment, nothing else exists.

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Rosalind Broomhall

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Saturday, 16 July 2011

california-
eyes and skies a fuzzy crystal blue.
a sunlit shouldered sensation
and smirking hips and lips
without vibration

a scorched summer driveway in heat
all to my bare feet,
not a single regret.


just fingers-full of rings
and things and cigarette.

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Amy Duda

Friday, 15 July 2011

winter morning—
little birds arching up
into the blue forever

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M. Kei

Thursday, 14 July 2011

hugging our daughter
through watermelon belly…kick —
first butterfly kiss

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Craig W. Steele

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

midnight snow
blows from black to black
through the streetlights

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T.D. Ingram

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Monday, 11 July 2011

Sunday, 10 July 2011

blue pools on pavement
green sage darkening, juniper sharp
cold rain in Dry Canyon

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m.s. mallorn
one star awake

Saturday, 9 July 2011

That old bike, so many miles it took him, racing the cold wind.

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Ken Head

Friday, 8 July 2011

morning comes too early in summer, covering the night like a scanty minidress on a drunken lass in the Big Market

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Caroline Brazier

Thursday, 7 July 2011

They laughed when Anna said the real deer may try to mate with her yard’s fake, plastic deer, and there would be a whole bunch of hybrid offspring born on the doorstep, with plastic ears and eyes that wouldn’t close.

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Scott Riley Irvine
CROWDS

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Man Crosses Street

Brimmed leather hat,
seabag slipping off his back
like a bloated tortoise shell;
finest flip flops a dumpster-diver can buy,
and he stole the beard—from ZZ Top!

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Wesley Dylan Gray

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Wasps

Painted black and yellow
the broken marionette
takes too long to die.

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Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Monday, 4 July 2011

Sunday, 3 July 2011

// next door neighbor • plays fetch with our dogs • over the back fence //

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T.D. Ingram

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Three Great Things About Today's Ride

Red-winged blackbirds filling the air with song
A stranger waving as though we were friends
The blessed silence of a country road


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Mrs. Micawber
Mrs. Micawber's Recipe for Happiness

Friday, 1 July 2011

the boards squeaked
shadow of the fly blinked on the wall
and vanished
in the hot air's murmur

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Annette Anne
Hello Ann Photography