a note from your editor . . .

Welcome to the summer poetry issue! Now that the longest day of the year has passed, the days will grow shorter again . . . Given that, we need to revel in all that summer brings—which includes a longing for what the darkness may reveal. While some of us may wait until moon rise to venture outside, others will walk in sunlight searching for what the shadows may bring.

Please join me in thanking all of the poets who have contributed to this issue!

Until next time . . .

Yours in the darkness, the light, and the shadows,

Terrie Leigh Relf
Poetry Editor



The First Annual Pick a Soul Day by Francis W. Alexander

Summer Walks by Marcia Borell

The Moon by Sandy DeLuca

Untitled by Ivan de Monbrison

How to Make Goofer Dust for the Quelling of Enemies: A Modern Method by Juleigh Howard-Hobson

Where the Summer Ends by Rick Powell

Summer on the Bayo (A Haibun) by Sakyu

Not of the Internal or of the Infinite by J.J. Steinfeld