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TINYWORDS

ISSUE 10.1

SPRING 2010
TINYWORDS 10.1: SPRING, 2010

Editor and publisher: d. f. tweney

Assistant editors: John Emil Vincent, Shae Davidson, David


Jensen

Cover art by Natalie d'Arbeloff

Collection copyright © 2010 by d. f. tweney.

Individual poems are copyright © their respective creators,


and are used with permission.
All of the poems in this collection were originally published
on tinywords.com from May 17 through July 2, 2010.

They can be found, along with reader comments and author


bios, at

http://tinywords.com/category/issue-10-1/

In addition, the bylines in this document are linked to author


pages on tinywords.com, where you can read each author's bio
and see a list of other poems they have published on the site.

1
butterfly—
the way you leave
and come back

—CLAUDETTE RUSSELL

2
spring
is coming
one door
of the deli
is open

—TOM FRENKEL

3
Street vendors
selling flowers
for other men’s wives

—JAMES WESTBROOKS

4
Five minutes before the alarm—birdsong, birdsong.

—JON SUMMERS

5
day at the park
picnic blankets blanketed
with cherry blossoms

—DON MILLER

6
spring scent of nothing burning

—PETER NEWTON

7
first thaw
pink petals
in the elevator

—BOUWE BROUWER

8
sprouting grasses—
deleting the contacts
i never call

—BRENDAN SLATER

9
I pause to watch
the moon riding the clouds
the boy tugs my hand

—BOB BRILL

10
walking barefoot
in the mud
a young woman
carries the world
on her head

—BARRY GOODMANN

11
Another weekend over, under a sky of stars I empty the car.

—JON SUMMERS

12
row houses
wear tinfoiled windows
blind to spring

—T. D. INGRAM

13
green tractor plowing
drags over black furrows
a lace scarf of gulls

—F.J. BERGMANN

14
riverside wedding—
the flower girl
picks a dandelion

—BILL WATERS

15
low tide …
river mud glistens
pink in the setting sun

—BILL WATERS

16
On a bed of leaves,
a deer skeleton picked clean,
save one furry hoof.

—JAMES BRUSH

17
covered with blossoms
a business card
floats on the pond

—BARRY GOODMANN

18
in between
the notes heartbeats
so loud

—ROMAN LYAKHOVETSKY

19
snatched by the wind,
my check zips past the daffodils—
I almost let it go

—PEG DUTHIE

20
in
an old car
an old man and
an old dog

—DAVID SERJEANT

21
remission—
in the rear-view the crow
settles back on the roadkill

—DAVID SERJEANT

22
the hem of my dress
too wet for the wind

—PEG DUTHIE

23
the lie
i almost tell
bruised ginger

—BRENDAN SLATER

24
stars

clearly

aware

—AMINANIMATOR

25
The way I rake the desert :: that would be my poverty

—GRANT HACKETT

26
Clouds building outside
Heralding a thunderstorm
My cube grows smaller

—JAY HOLT

27
the wind howling horizon on a wave

—KALA RAMESH

28
Sunreal

—JOSEPH CARFAGNO

29
Hidden by the fog,
mockingbirds and wrens sing maps
outlining the trees.

—JAMES BRUSH

30
morning coffee
one bare foot
under another

—MATT ROBISON

31
empty tree—
except
one nest

—L. A. EVANS

32
almost there
would be a
gas station

—ROMAN LYAKHOVETSKY

33
summer T-ball—
between batters outfielders
chase butterflies

—KATHE L. PALKA

34
sunday
line of parking meters
all EXPIRED

—JEFFREY WINKE

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