May 2021

Dave’s Avocation Application

By Jay Madigan

A measly $3,000 a year at most,
Yet, a Mayors employee to boast.
Still a hard pill to swallow,
Must a Poet’s life just wallow?
In the City Beautiful, my host.

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Drink in the Waters

By Suzanne S. Austin-Hill

Drink in the Waters


bountiful bays
luminous lakes
nourishing narrows

clear, cool creeks
swift, shallow streams

Rushing rivers
carve colorful canyons from
roily rock

Rough rapids
refresh and renew;
foaming falls’
serene seas

Best medicines

© May 2019 Suzanne S. Austin-Hill

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