Cold Moon Journal

Cold Moon Journal
Photo c. Alf B. Meier

Sunday, November 19, 2023

By Kelly Sargent

hospice children’s room

shadow puppets

on the wall

Kelly Sargent

By Douglas J. Lanzo

moss phlox

the softness in her face

caressed by misting rain

Douglas J. Lanzo



cold glimmer in her eyes

frostwork crystal

feathering sea cave

Douglas J. Lanzo

By Lakshmi Iyer

first strawberry pick

a swoosh of red


Lakshmi Iyer



post surgery

moon lights

the padded lingerie

Lakshmi Iyer

By Garret Schuelke

Jumping like Mario

to avoid

the mud

Garret Schuelke

By dan smith


a snail's

silver painting

dan smith

By Wai Mei Wong

quiet autumn night—

the bubbling of

grilled clams

Wai Mei Wong


a rooster’s call

the sunny side up touches

grandpa’s nose

Wai Mei Wong

By Robert Witmer

a broom

over sunlight

a pile of dust

Robert Witmer

By Joshua St. Claire

white noise crackling

over the Susquehanna 

Pixel Moon

Joshua St. Claire

By Ron Nhim

regretting our words

we spent many nights staring

at old memories

Ron Nhim

By Louise Hopewell

river walk

our path wends

through frog song

Louise Hopewell



the blue tip

of a dragonfly’s tail

day moon

Louise Hopewell

By Elliot Diamond

leaves ghosted by the wind

Elliot Diamond

By M. R. Pelletier

Empty nest—

   a hole through it

   to sky

M. R. Pelletier

By William Cullen Jr.

one sunflower

tracks its namesake

among stones

that have no names

potter's field

William Cullen Jr.


leaving mountain shade

a crow takes some along

for its shadow

William Cullen Jr.

By Lorraine Caputo

Night falls deeper

clouds weave over secret rivers

veins of our lives

Lorraine Caputo