Photography © Allison Goldin

Poem by Martha Landman


  Survivor Guilt Those birds entice the sky! Their chitter-chatter tweets birth the day like mountains birth from the ocean floor. A hillside village disappears in an Afghan landslide. Pleasure satiated possums retire to their trees. Arising from a flower bed a cat stretches and lazes towards a feed. It will take years to find…

Photography © Allison Goldin

Poem by Ayn Frances dela Cruz


  Richard Running Richard running Through sideway streets Beautifully forgettable (I could have been here Once), all cobbled as Time slips nautically Beginning passages tense As arteries. Richard running On pavements without clue Holding hands up Gestureless, numberless, Stumps, how does one Touch, forgetting a street The feet still walk. On and on is a…

Photography © Allison Goldin

Poem by Steve Klepetar


  Working by Floodlight Early sunset, and now we set about to dig a trench working by floodlight in descending chill. Amazing how quietly we work considering the grate of spades and shovels striking cold dirt, and occasional gulps of air as one after another leans back for a quick rest. Shadows bend and stretch…