Table of Contents
A Day In the
One September Morning
Brian G. Ross
Reading Between the Lines
Snapshots of the Ordinary
The Train to Pennsylvania
735 Miles to Nootka Island
Nicholas D. Klacsanzky
Al Fresco Cafe Poems #125
Al Fresco Cafe Poems #127
Memo to Italy
Rain, Your Words, and the Agony...
The Unspoken Eloquence of the Sword
Three Shades of Grey
Eman Reharno Jeman
Graffiti, and Drawings
Madia Krisnadi Widodo
Media and Digital Art
Mina in Blue
Gilded candy in your eyes,
How you tortured me with honey skin;
Sweet temptation swathed in crimson.
But you burned in my mouth
Liquid gold between my lips.
Clothed in moonlight, you lay in my arms,
Innocence coating your nectar-sweet sleep.
I’d thought you’d burnt me out,
But my heart still burns,
Cardinal, like your body against my own.
I tried to tell you last night,
But you stopped me,
Your sugary fingertips across my lips,
Closing in the red-hot ardor trying to spill out
Across that burning honey skin
My own hands have come to know so well
MINA IN BLUE is an art and English student who is influenced heavily by artists of all kinds, including Luis Royo, Salvador Dali, Tanith Lee, Connie Willis, Björk, and Ville Valo. She currently lives near Richmond, Virginia. "I know the name Mina in Blue is odd," she says. "It wasn't originally intended that way. I wanted the impression of being a part of all my art. Like a woman's body, painted blue, becoming one with her painting, on an emotional and spiritual level."