Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

By Florin C. Ciobica

a warm breeze

slipping through the pines...

voices from childhood

Florin C. Ciobica

By Susan Burch

the first taste

of summer

sipping lemonade

so tart

it made our lips pucker

Susan Burch

By Tim Murphy

summer stroll

the sharp sounds

of garden clippers

Tim Murphy

Monday, May 30, 2022

By Susan Burch

a line of elephants

linked from trunk to tail

why aren’t we

protecting ourselves

and each other

Susan Burch

By Florin C. Ciobica

dawn chill...

the garden dwarf's urge

for a fairy tale

Florin C. Ciobica

By Tim Murphy

sunny morning

an ant carries a piece of bark

across the sidewalk

Tim Murphy

By David He

day moon...

the last words

he says to his wife

David He

By Alvin B. Cruz

counting the stars another lottery ticket

Alvin B. Cruz

By Katherine E Winnick

handmade doll

a different culture

every birthday

Katherine E Winnick

Sunday, May 29, 2022

By Anthony Ward

Butterfly wings

Of stained glass

Recycling light

Anthony Ward

By Benedetta Cardone

tumbling air –

a butterfly

no longer in sight

Benedetta Cardone

By Janet Ruth

birthday gift

my sixty-fifth chance

to get it right

Janet Ruth

By Nani Mariani

for some reason

full moon memories

beautiful to remember

like mom's message

to keep smiling

Nani Mariani

Saturday, May 28, 2022

By Kath Abela Wilson

my mother

that flash of forever

in her eyes

Kath Abela Wilson

By Marilyn Ashbaugh


I return home

to grandmother's iris

Marilyn Ashbaugh

By Maya Daneva

evening rain

my son wants me to stop

the lullaby

Maya Daneva

Friday, May 27, 2022

By Veronika Zora Novak

your fragrance

eclipses the moon . . .

night jasmine

Veronika Zora Novak

By Mirela Brăilean


of a newborn baby

over noise of bombs

Mirela Brăilean

By Antonio Mangiameli

first kiss

the fresh taste

of chewing-gum

Antonio Mangiameli

By David He


a stray dog

follows my bike

David He

By John Hawkhead

obituary column

my old teacher’s name

in the register

John Hawkhead

By Kamrun Nahar

for every experiment

we choose…

a monkey

Kamrun Nahar

By Ram Chandran

receding waves

wipe out all the footprints...

his dementia

Ram Chandran

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

By Alvin B. Cruz

anger management my father's broken pencils


Alvin B. Cruz

By David He

hazy moon...

Dad's tobacco smoke

mists my face

David He

Monday, May 23, 2022

By Alvin B. Cruz

softly falling rain

we look out

the same window

in opposite


Alvin B. Cruz

Saturday, May 21, 2022

By Nani Mariani

full moon

the deepest silence of the night

in your grave

Nani Mariani

By Shane Huey

waxing gibbous moon

dangling on the edge of space

the fullness of life

Shane Huey

By Lafcadio


flung on the floor

summer heat


By Yash Seyedbagheri

Truck sputters exhaust

front seat replete with crushed Coors

lilac scent long gone

Yash Seyedbagheri

Thursday, May 19, 2022

By John Grey

solitary pawn

alone on a chessboard

where are all the others?

John Grey

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

By Tina Mowrey

mayfly down

may day

may day

Tina Mowrey

By JL Huffman


family gathering

sweeter than pie

JL Huffman

By Angiola Inglese

winds of war

in front of the moon

wisp of smoke

Angiola Inglese

By Corey D. Cook



and my shadow

Corey D. Cook

By Samo Kreutz

deserted cottage...

those days I wasn't afraid

to dream

Samo Kreutz

By Douglas J. Lanzo

fading with sunset

line of refugees

blends into next day

Douglas J. Lanzo

By Hemapriya Chellappan

city morning bustle a pigeon’s bright red toes

Hemapriya Chellappan

By Kamrun Nahar


most often

we use for shoes

Kamrun Nahar

By Ken Slaughter

one way out

the train

I didn’t take

Ken Slaughter

By Krzysztof Kokot

Radetzky March

old gentleman suddenly

opens his eyes

Krzysztof Kokot

By Anette Chaney

blue-eyed grass labels don't define me

Anette Chaney

By Lafcadio

ocean breeze

the taste of salt

on your lips


By R. Gerry Fabian

Late afternoon sun

casts elongated shadows—

burnt brown grass

R. Gerry Fabian

By Refika Dedić


of shame

without occurrence

Refika Dedić

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

By Jenn Ryan-Jauregui


the hose

summer garden

Jenn Ryan-Jauregui

By Barrie Levine

wishing well . . .

peering into the depths

of myself

Barrie Levine

By Lafcadio


the girl singing softly

to herself


By Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

the air in my lungs a storm

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

By Bisshie


in the sparrows’ nest

her ginger hair


By Paula Sears

falling from the branches

a second time

spring rain

Paula Sears

By Christopher Peys

black sand beach

wave after wave

oil spill

Christopher Peys

Monday, May 16, 2022

By B. L. Bruce

over the black mountain

so close

laughing moon

B. L. Bruce

By B.A. France

cloud covered moon

long evening

in search of solace

B.A. France

By Nani Mariani


among the stars

I am still single

Nani Mariani

By Uchechukwu Onyedikam

red moon

behind dark cloud


Uchechukwu Onyedikam

By Yasir Farooq

new moon

a star descends

on her palm

Yasir Farooq

By Pearl Pirie


in moonlight

the stars


Pearl Pirie

Saturday, May 14, 2022

By Mike Gallagher

staggering home

a young moon afloat

in the ditch

Mike Gallagher

By David Oates

in the diet app

logging Jack Daniels

under snacks

David Oates

Friday, May 13, 2022

By Joshua St. Claire

black raspberry pie

grandmother asks

if it changed me

Joshua St. Claire

By Ivan Gacina

Caribbean Sea . . .

the depths of the voiceless sky

in her eyes

Ivan Gacina

By Lafcadio

memory loss

the words fading

one page at a time


By Paula Sears

pencil shards

in the sharpener

lost haiku

Paula Sears

By Chen-ou Liu

winter light

my dog-eared journal filled

with could-have-beens

Chen-ou Liu

By C.X.Turner

forest path

collecting poems

I find my way


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

By Tiffany Shaw-Diaz


one of us

knows freedom

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

By Lafcadio

tornado warnings--

the unseen wind

inside my cage


Monday, May 9, 2022

By Peter Jastermsky

a handful of shells family reunion

Peter Jastermsky

By Keith Evetts

all said and done the sun

Keith Evetts

By Sushama Kapur

overcast her eyes breaking storm 

Sushama Kapur

By John J. Dunphy

his fake ID

set afire with a candle from

his birthday cake

John J. Dunphy

By Deborah P Kolodji

before the buzz

wasp nest

in the eaves

Deborah P Kolodji

By Minal Sarosh

daybreak the pigeon’s eyes still red

Minal Sarosh

By Elyse Jancosko

the dog misjudges

the size of a stick

tree limb

Elyse Jancosko

By Ray Spitzenberger

the gecko

looks happy

am I?

Ray Spitzenberger

By Helen Ogden

lingering lupine

the purple haze of

deep regret

Helen Ogden

By Susan Bonk Plumridge

from away—

moving across oceans

for new roots


Susan Bonk Plumridge

By Deborah A. Bennett

a life

well lived —

plum blossom

Deborah A. Bennett

By Alvin B. Cruz

travel journal

I arrive 

at one haiku

Alvin B. Cruz

By Mona Bedi

school reunion

our names still etched

on old desks

Mona Bedi

Sunday, May 8, 2022

By Louise Hopewell

spring buds

a circle of prams

under the plum trees

Louise Hopewell

By Tuyet Van Do

scent of a newborn—

a flower


Tuyet Van Do

Friday, May 6, 2022

By David Ngo

if only you could 

be a messenger of peace


David Ngo

By Maria Cristina Pulvirenti

Gutted houses

In the park of Kiev

late cyclamens

Maria Cristina Pulvirenti

By Meera Rehm

war news 

the nightmare of the little boy 

on Hiroshima 

Meera Rehm

Thursday, May 5, 2022

By Joe Sebastian

the sun on paper boats navigating childhood


Joe Sebastian

By Agnes Eva Savich

Hubble deep field

all the great-grandparents

in my DNA

Agnes Eva Savich

By Joseph P. Wechselberger

the uncle

I never met ...

unmarked grave

Joseph P. Wechselberger

By Kathleen Trocmet

mid-summer breeze . . .

another beer drifts

in with the evening


Kathleen Trocmet

By Joanna Ashwell


a new place

barn owl

Joanna Ashwell

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

By John Pappas


black crows 

behind a sheet of rain

John Pappas

By Mircea Moldovan

operating room raven's steel beak

Mircea Moldovan

Sunday, May 1, 2022

By Elena Malec

May Day

the queen celebrates

the worker bees

Elena Malec

By Keith Evetts

Labour Day

between lines of washing

a glimpse of the sea

Keith Evetts