Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Monday, January 31, 2022

By John Hawkhead

stethoscope chill

the doctor tells me

the good news first

John Hawkhead

Sunday, January 30, 2022

By Mark Meyer

another friend lost

in this new wilderness —

a distant foghorn

Mark Meyer

By Ruth Holzer

dropping like flies...

all the film stars

I had crushes on

Ruth Holzer

By Alan Peat

mainly by email

my peer group


Alan Peat

Friday, January 28, 2022

By Mariel Herbert

wild rye gone to seed long-haired poodle

Mariel Herbert

By Florin C. Ciobîcă

in my dad's dream I'm barking up the wrong tree

Florin C. Ciobîcă

Thursday, January 27, 2022

By Hifsa Ashraf

house sparrow out of the house sparrow

Hifsa Ashraf

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

By Nudurupati Nagasri

sideways rain —


em dash in haiku

Nudurupati Nagasri

Sunday, January 23, 2022

By Louise Hopewell

the only walker

with no best friend

dog park

Louise Hopewell

By Ingrid Baluchi

first dance—

the fragility

of a dog rose

Ingrid Baluchi

Thursday, January 20, 2022

By B.A. France

winter wind

slicing through bare branches

… alone again

B.A. France

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

By John J. Dunphy

second week of January

our outdoor Christmas decorations

still frozen in the ground

John J. Dunphy

By Veronika Zora Novak


inside your dream . . .


Veronika Zora Novak

By Peter Jastermsky

leaving us to imagine . broken pencil

Peter Jastermsky

By Tiffany Shaw-Diaz


a sparrow

or a tsunami

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

By Barrie Levine

peach tea

breathing in

the fullness of life

Barrie Levine

Sunday, January 16, 2022

By Mircea Moldovan

a flock of birds

turns the sky upside down

New Year

Mircea Moldovan

By Lee Hudspeth

yellow crescent moon slips into midnight’s indigo

Lee Hudspeth

Friday, January 14, 2022

By Sean Lynch

2022 –

rain washes litter

into a storm drain

Sean Lynch

By Chen-ou Liu

hallway stillness

traffic hum drifts through windows

of a nursing home

Chen-ou Liu

Monday, January 10, 2022

By Elisa Theriana

new prescription

psychiatrist asks me

not to google

Elisa Theriana

By William Keckler

spousal tombstones

the wives tend to arrive

fashionably late

William Keckler

Friday, January 7, 2022

By Ray Spitzenberger

forest zither

speaks to me

Sachsen tales

Ray Spitzenberger

By Joe Sebastian

on a bare bough the ants carry the light there is

Joe Sebastian

By Vincenzo Adamo

barbed wire–

looking for a hole

of hope

Vincenzo Adamo

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

By Muskaan Ahuja

crowded bus –

            a fly takes

the seat I leave

Muskaan Ahuja

By Douglas J. Lanzo

fading hopes

trails of stardust

sift through my fingers

Douglas J. Lanzo

By Susan Bonk Plumridge


grow quieter


Susan Bonk Plumridge

Monday, January 3, 2022

By Pris Campbell

falling star

so many wishes linked

this covid night

Pris Campbell

By Agus Maulana Sunjaya

mother’s reflection

in the bakery window

winter stars

Agus Maulana Sunjaya