Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mouth guard
Nightly reminder

Ian Row

Monday, May 30, 2016

Homeless in the road
rainy skies... what can I give... 
two wet dollar bills

Carol Ruth Kimmel
Figaro's Countess
wore a tight white bright pantsuit
modern dress Mozart

Carol Ruth Kimmel
Army dream
Wake up to find his mind
still conscripted

Ian Row

Sunday, May 29, 2016

silence mortar scrape
night and day again between
my wall and your wall

Robert Frede Kenter
Working on essay
on Sunday; inside dying
word by word by word

Dimitri Razos & Ian Row

Friday, May 27, 2016

See through umbrella
Port hole to Winter's beauty
Smiles on a grey day

Mark and Katrina Hetherington

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lift leaves without him
Short brown legs skip and fly, catch the
eight twenty six

Ian Row

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

how long will it take
to heal

Niamh Flowers

With a cowboy hat
pulled low over my eyebrows 
migraine for breakfast

Carol Ruth Kimmel

Small umbrella share
Means saturated one side
Annoyed other.

Ellen C McBarnette

Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday night car crash
Drawn to death, like a magnet
relieved we're alive

Ian Row

Grammars sphincters weak
She onomatopoeia'd
on the kitchen floor

Bruce A McCausland
In praise of Cheeses
A voice cries out, my lord!
Show us the whey lord! 

Bruce A McCausland

Old poets don't die
With pen-in-hand they expire
Then just decompose

Bruce A McCausland

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Teacher lament

Errors in the test...
why did I not notice them
long before today?

Carol Ruth Kimmel
listening to Joni
I drank a case of you, and
I'm still on my feet

Dawn Mok

Image by Dawn Mok

My office

Erudite talk, here
Swirls and dips in volume
But tone stays low brow

Ellen C McBarnette

Friday, May 20, 2016

Those racist losers
internally deficient
can only see faults

Chris Girl

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Our wifi is slow
Your Netflix isn't working
I can't work like this


Image by Ian Row

It felt right when she
dance with me, held me close to

Teague Soderman

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The palpitations
The source of anxiety
Third cup of coffee

Ian Row

Monday, May 16, 2016

Remote goes missing
and you assume that it's me.
You know what, that hurts.


Image by Ian Row

The street lamps
more than a match for the moon
But Jupiter shines.

Ian Row

Image by Ian Row

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Tree-lined Winter path
sky through bare branches above
roofless corridor

Chris Gill

fall choreography
seduction of all senses
as trees strip and tease

Dawn Mok

Black and white Autumn
Life draw from its dying leaves
Death is deceiving

Ian Row

Image by Ian Row

Saturday, May 14, 2016

All you can do it
Listen, be there and love them
And hope that's enough.

Kenton Penley Miller

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bavarian buskers
The home bound South Morang line
Legal aliens

Ian Row

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Walking in the rain
poor man holds over his head
broken umbrella

Carol Ruth Kimmel
A duck in the creek
preening itself; you never
know who will show up

Ian Row

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Teague Soderman

Dry hands on skirt.
Wipe face on sleep. Pat hair.
Straighten apron. Smile.

Ellen C. McBarnette

Sunday, May 08, 2016

I'll have two pancakes
Latte in a mug, in bed
And some chicken necks


Image by Ian Row

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Gentle morning rain
Like a crackling fire
Nights fades into day

Ian Row

Friday, May 06, 2016

Spring haiku

leaving in the spring
birds cry out... tears in their eyes
even fish are sad

Translation by Carol Ruth Kimmel
of a haiku by Basho

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

RACV man
Rescue remedy saves us
From eating each other

Ian Row

Image by Ian Row

Monday, May 02, 2016

The cat, not a word
In the kitchen, empty bowl

Ian Row

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Terrorism ads
Exuding fear and mistrust
Don't 'love they neighbour'.

Kenton Penley Miller