Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Thursday, June 1, 2023

By Andrew Markowski

temple fog—

nothing but emptiness

in the zen garden

Andrew Markowski



on crowded sidewalks

just enough rain

for umbrellas to bloom

Andrew Markowski

By Joseph P. Wechselberger

speed dating

the changing colors

of her mood ring

Joseph P. Wechselberger



a lawn full of dandelions

going to seed


Joseph P. Wechselberger

By Allyson Whipple

bourbon’s last gasp

at the back of my throat—

what’s left unsaid

Allyson Whipple

By Robert Witmer

starlight vanishing

a cry of surprise

from the rooster

Robert Witmer



playing chess

with the moonlight

Robert Witmer

By Wai Mei Wong


behind the windows

silent movies we are in

Wai Mei Wong

By John J. Dunphy


alley-drinkers take refuge

in a dumpster

John J. Dunphy


desert highway

hitchhiker struck by

a tumbleweed

John J. Dunphy

By Silvia Bistocchi

Red poppies —

suddenly the dawn

beyond the soldiers

Silvia Bistocchi

By Mona Bedi

placebo effect his sugar coated demeanour

Mona Bedi



torrential rain

the similar greyness

of tombstones

Mona Bedi

By Helen Ogden

forgotten meadow

tattered ribbons hanging

from the old maypole

Helen Ogden

By Tuyet Van Do

mid-day rain

in carport corner

an empty nest

Tuyet Van Do