Leave-Taking
Philip Weinstein
We were unprepared for the pain of this last Leave-taking.
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I Can't Be Quiet
Steve Ewing
I can’t be quiet when all around me are making noise.
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The Thrill Will Return
Fan Ogilvie
If I should die before I wake, Show me the paths I love to take.
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Sharing a Meal
Harry Seymour
Unlike so many Thanksgivings before, a meal my family won’t share, emotion is felt so much more.
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A Thanksgiving-time Moment
Outside a turkey pecks at my lawn. Inside I peck at my keyboard
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An Abecedarian to Fall
Autumn’s back, courting dreams.
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Summer Vacant On
Robert Kegan
No Fireworks, no Fair, no Illumination. No house too full with each generation.
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Arthur's Beach
Steve Ewing

Sand
Clean white sand
warm in summer
rolling wet
hot bodies
fresh from swimming
in the Sound
Frozen white
salted  crunch
underfoot in winter
wind blasting
eye stinging
unforgiving bits of it
Sand obsessed Arthur
the wave caressed
pitch of dune
shaped by fetch
and depth
Rooted in beachgrass tendrils
entrapped in the
timber groins we built
along this stretch of beach
formed the fine and
delicate line
that kept

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Buddies
Harry Seymour
Generations of bigotry / Racist claws ensnarl / Those infectious thoughts / Rooted deeply in the soil
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Abecedarian for Meeting House
Warren Woessner
As inaccessible now as Atlantis before it sank in the Sound.
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