Three Haiku

By James Bates   Butterfly Delight Purple Coneflower Monarch butterfly alights Double delightful.   Sunlight Dancing Morning dew sparkles Tiny droplets glistening Sunlight dances wildly.   Thirst Springtime misting rain Tender garden shoots reaching Thirstily drinking.   Jim lives in a small town twenty miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His stories have appeared online in CafeLit, The … Continue reading Three Haiku

Poems by Ann Christine Tabaka

Garment of Pain   Trying to forget pain sewn into the hem of my life, with stitches  straight and precise. No scissor  can cut me free. Adamantine thread of dolor, pulled tight, knotted and  tucked deftly. Perfect garment of malaise,  worn without a thought of redemption.  Cold truth filtrates through loose woven cloth.  Frayed edges  … Continue reading Poems by Ann Christine Tabaka

Just Another Night Of Country Dancing

By Dianne Moritz They come dressed like real dudes: faded Levis, tooled leather boots, silver concha belts, hair slicked back under cowboy hats, raring to Boot Scootin’ Boogie.   They sashay over, heels clacking on the wax tongue-n-groove, offer out a callused hand, swing you through the rowdy crowd, singing “Achy, Breaky Heart,” confident they’ll … Continue reading Just Another Night Of Country Dancing