Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

By Govind Joshi

summer fair

children chasing

soap bubbles

Govind Joshi


within a story

this life

Govind Joshi

By Todd Matson

my sweet baby girls –

they are no longer babies

and not always sweet

Todd Matson



his philanthropy –

the gifts he kept on giving

for his vanity

Todd Matson

unconditional –

the love of a little dog

is God spelled backward

Todd Matson

By Ravi Kiran

rush hour

the manoeuvrability

of an ambulance

Ravi Kiran

between a beard

and the grey moustache

a few missing teeth

Ravi Kiran


her favourite dress

for the first time

Ravi Kiran

what are the odds

of meeting you again

shooting star

Ravi Kiran

By j rap


through fence pickets

wildflower seeds

j rap


you pick out things

from my hair


j rap

By Alvin B. Cruz

words we said too late lilacs

Alvin B. Cruz


yesterday’s rain

still falling

Alvin B. Cruz

rain after a long drought mother’s remission

Alvin B. Cruz

By Patricia Carragon

buds sprout

on maple trees

cat in deep sleep

Patricia Carragon

By Nancy Brady

spring evening

seeping though the window

the skunk's scent

Nancy Brady

By Stephen Jarrell Williams

taking a nap

with eyes closed

seeing everything

Stephen Jarrell Williams

an old man

gazing up to heaven

wondering when

Stephen Jarrell Williams

children singing

on the mountaintops

pleading with us

Stephen Jarrell Williams

By Tomislav Maretić

deserted streets –

birdsong fills

the silence

Tomislav Maretić

By Vandana Parashar

buried nuts

how easy it is

to be forgotten

Vandana Parashar

By Pitt Büerken

shitty day

she holds herself

to the drinking straw

Pitt Büerken


that can’t be true


what’s to be seen

seems incredible

Pitt Büerken

By Steve Van Allen

winds pick up at sunset

sign of a coming front

wet whispers of rain

Steve Van Allen

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

By Anthony Ward

Exodus of toads,

Crossing my path,

I part my feet

Anthony Ward

Leave me be said the tree rather quite deciduously

Anthony Ward

By Richard Bailly

arc of a missile

children playing leapfrog


Richard Bailly

By David He

deserted temple

a stone Buddha drowns

in the moonlight

David He

dim moonlight...

the rain ripples

in a beggar's bowl

David He

By Deborah Karl-Brandt

minimalistic lifestyle


cluttered pages

Deborah Karl-Brandt

By Jennifer Gurney

migrating geese —

nature's universal sign

that life goes on

Jennifer Gurney

By M. R. Pelletier

Closed wings—

   the butterfly disappears

   into a tree

M. R. Pelletier

By Chris Langer

lone oak in the square—

what history

has it witnessed?

Chris Langer

By John J. Dunphy

their marriage license

torn into strips and placed outside

for bird nests

John J. Dunphy

By Tuyet Van Do

first day back

I walk into

an empty classroom

Tuyet Van Do

By Elliot Diamond

leap frog

the blank page

to justice

Elliot Diamond

By Oscar Luparia


the brief life

of a summer dream

Oscar Luparia

Monday, June 10, 2024

By Nalini Shetty

solitary oak–

a thousand sunsets

in its bark

Nalini Shetty

By Mike Gallagher

hanging about

time stretching ever longer

the jury out

Mike Gallagher


patiently waiting

a buzzard

Mike Gallagher

by the docks

the scattered shadows

of night

Mike Gallagher

By Oana Maria Cercel


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By Maria Cristina Pulvirenti


A glance from blue sky

to the ground

Maria Cristina Pulvirenti

By David Ngo

Arabian nights' tales,

echoed in the dreams.

David Ngo

By David Cox

the last speck of sakura…

your pink toenail

in memory

David Cox

By Oliver Kleyer

out of habit

I make two coffees

instant grief

Oliver Kleyer

By Kelly Moyer



Kelly Moyer

The Party Line

Kelly Moyer


By Clint Jovial Delima

seeing cows

rolling in the grass

half asleep

Clint Jovial Delima

failed, failed, failed

 tried, tried, tried

                             once again

Clint Jovial Delima

By Jovana Dragojlovic

writing a book...

another paper plane

on the floor

Jovana Dragojlovic

Sunday, June 9, 2024

By Susan Burch

you never know

when it’ll be —

last kiss

Susan Burch

power outage

back to the beginning

of the cosmos

Susan Burch

By Mark Gilbert


in June

a life

cut short

Mark Gilbert


smiling through

the hurricane

Mark Gilbert