Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Saturday, June 3, 2023

By Mike Fainzilber

desert night

only the stars

cannot hide

Mike Fainzilber

By Mike Gallagher

summer long

wishing the pangs of love

might end

Mike Gallagher

By Kelly Sargent

wearing mom’s sweater

her arms

around me again

Kelly Sargent

By M. R. Pelletier

Kansas summer—

   more shades of green

   than I know the names of

M. R. Pelletier

By Bonnie J Scherer

the dish runs away

with the curds and whey

while the cow jumps over the moon …

Bonnie J Scherer

By Mike Turner

Be patient in change

As a sleeping butterfly

Awakes in beauty

Mike Turner


Droplet of water

Thrown from face of ocean’s wave

Apart, yet of all

Mike Turner

By Sreenath

frozen Niagara

thawing in the spring . . .


i yield

to her love


By Michael Minassian

Used book sale

poetry on the back table—

I linger too long.

Michael Minassian

By Louise Hopewell

zipping our rain jackets

to the chin

frog song

Louise Hopewell

By Maya Daneva

dusty flipflops

another summer month

passing me by

Maya Daneva

By Joanna Ashwell


dream to dream

hour by hour

Joanna Ashwell

By Deborah Karl-Brandt

autumn wind

in her address book


Deborah Karl-Brandt




two of us

another sleepless night

spring moon

Deborah Karl-Brandt

By Laura Marino Trotta

winter kiss

the snow falling slowly

between earth and sky

Laura Marino Trotta

By Françoise Maurice


the constant stare

of the old fisherman

Françoise Maurice

By Anthony Lusardi

rolling meatballs

her sunken eyes

her dilated pupils

Anthony Lusardi

By Michelle V. Alkerton


disease progression

now four letters

Michelle V. Alkerton




food bank line

empty hands

holding her place

Michelle V. Alkerton

By Bryan Rickert

zoloft down the rabbit’s hole

Bryan Rickert



wild hops it’s complicated

Bryan Rickert

By John Pappas

surprising our grief the cuckoo clock

John Pappas



day’s end

pouring himself four fingers

of darkness

John Pappas

By Reid Hepworth

tracking footprints in the snow jury duty

Reid Hepworth

By Barrie Levine

the paper napkins

paper thin—

soup kitchen

Barrie Levine

By Vasile Moldovan

in the airport

butterflies and planes

ready to take off

Vasile Moldovan

By Priti Khullar

old friends

old gossip

I return younger

Priti Khullar

By Susan Lee Roberts

trailside daisies

my fingers itch

to pick them

Susan Lee Roberts



gnarled branches

battling to be seen—

family tree

Susan Lee Roberts

By Deby Cedars

Fruit from a fruit stand.

Green mango on the windowsill

Ripens perfectly.

Deby Cedars

By Stephen Toft

early blossom

the bus driver stops

to adjust his mirror

Stephen Toft

By JL Huffman

morning mist

Sandburg’s pale cat

paws the windshield

JL Huffman