After

Ramzi Alshaikh

in memory of Dan Henley 

A portal beckons, 
we bow, rise to blue, such sea,
such sky, untouched sand,

Annie Spratt

fragrant field, flowers
of childhood lining the path,
secret woods, playhouse,

Gavin Kelman

dogwood, magnolia,
earth, bed enough, gentle beasts,
all the lost now found.

Diane Theresa Hendrick