Table of Contents
and the Burn Scars
Fines Double In Work Zone
Guy and Doll
John P. Loonam
Erlynda Jacqui Chan
Allison P. Boye
Magic Bags and Forgotten Princesses
Baking Bread and Other Subtleties
Yvette A. Schnoeker-Shorb
Ekphrasis at the Mall
Games In Your Uncle's Den
My Spanish Rose
Northern Lights, Southern Soul
Posted on Fifth Avenue
The Himalayan Sunset
Time Decays, Clots
Kristine Ong Muslim
Where You Rest
Stephanie N. Barnes
and Digital Photography
Bread and Other Subtleties
Iron filings scattered on a paper plate
are quick to dance to the unseen force-field
a horseshoe magnet’s tips can concentrate.
Have you, when gazed at from behind, not reeled
to see what gazer’s laid a pseudopod
of sight upon your neck from far afield?
These force-fields and these pseudopods (ah-hahed!
but then pooh-poohed as odd exceptions to
all common sense) are subtle. Are they odd?
Observing these, why do we misconstrue
our world as though prescribed by five-fold sense?
Why narrow “sight,” with loss of these from “view”?
Who would deny the oven’s evidence
of browning loaf that whets the appetite
unseen in darkness? Who can view its scents?
LELAND JAMIESON, a performing arts center manager for most of his working life, is retired and lives in East Hampton, Connecticut, USA. His recent and forthcoming work appears in
Bellowing Ark, Blue Unicorn, Neovictorian /Cochlea, Raintown
Review, and 3rd Muse. He has gathered a number of published formal poems, some with streaming audio, under the title Needles in a Pinewood. He is hawking a 60-page book manuscript by the same name.