Volume 2 : Issue 1



Lynn Pattison

In the distance, the Irvin's horn

Eagle at nine o'clock 


Donald Wayne Little

Winter Leaves


Gregory Loselle



Farida Samekhanova

Snow in Toronto

The Light of the Distant Star


Linda Leedy Schneider

The Day After a Lunar Eclipse



Laurence W. Thomas



Robert Haight

Six a.m. 


Miriam Pederson

King of the Mountain


Lynn Tremblay

The Train to Nipissing

Ed Woods

Writer’s Block


Destiny Dorozan

Lake Snow



Eagle at nine o'clock    
by Lynn Pattison 


fast and low.  Dead silence falls along this stretch
of river's edge, chipmunk and frog statue, still as stone,
while he  passes, and disappears—not a wing

beat or rustle in water.  He can dive deep and stroke
against the current but no explosion of bird with fish breaks
the surface.  After I've turned back to planting I see

his shadow racing ahead of him (he must fly into the sun
when he hunts) and look up. A snake writhing in his talons, he sails
toward the nest, that great flagship, great castle of sticks,

site of this prey's sky burial.  If the snake is still alive,
if it's not scenes from his own short life passing before his eyes,
then I am the last thing he sees, gawking,

in my green yard, spineless, bleating my surprise. 
The only one in this fleeting triangulation
who finds it hard to believe.

Previously published: River Oak Review, 2008


Lynn Pattison divides her time between her home in southwest Michigan and her place on the Pigeon River in the North. Her favorite part of the Michigan/Canadian border is the North Channel. Her work has appeared in The Notre Dame Review, Harpur Palate, and Pinyon Poetry.


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