The One Stark Truth

Charmed Chaos

Lovebird remains, Mesa, AZ

“No matter how many plans you make or how much in control you are, life is always winging it.”

Carroll Bryant

The days are finally cooler so I find myself spending more time in the garden. There is a lot to do in fall here in my desert oasis. It’s a time to prune the roses, trim bushes and cleaning up from the monsoons. With sadness, I remove what’s left of once vibrant plants that did not survive the baking heat of summer.

This morning as I am trimming the rampant herbs, I come across the remains of a love bird. I’m not sure how he died, it could have been in a myriad of ways. A stray cat that frequents the garden may have gotten lucky, only to realize this is not your typical tasty bird. A rodent may have found its way in…

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Published -September – Megha Sood!

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Hello Everyone:

Please join me in congratulating Megha Sood on another fabulous month of published work. Megha is kind enough to share this list with us as they are a wonderful resource should you decide you want to submit your own work.


Have a wonderful autumn October and stay safe- Linda

Following is Megha’s list of print publications/news/events for the month of September 2020.

1. Chapbook published by Local Gems Press, NY

2 OddBall Magazine  ( Word cento)

3. Spectrum Publishing, California, USA “Fall Edition”

4. Free Verse Revolution

5. Oddball Magazine

6. Poetry reading with Spectrum Publishing, California, USA

7. Poetry reading at the First Fridays event at the Soap Box Press

8.  LIQ Project mentioned in The Stanford Daily

9. Collaborative poem at the Heretic, Lovers, and Madmen

10.Collaborative poem at the Heretic, Lovers, and Madmen

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Charmed Chaos

Forever has only just begun
with each precious day that passes on
Diamond stars still sparkle in blue night sky,
Golden sun still shines happy and gay
Pearl moon still croons to hidden lovers
and as each magical season passes by,
another comes to take its place

Author’s Note:Sharing one from last October. Today is my 66th birthday and I am going to enjoy it to the fullest! I have so much to be grateful for. On Monday, I completed my last radiation treatment for breast cancer- YAY!

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Whose Eyes Speak – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon



“Your absence has not taught me how to be alone, it has merely shown me that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.” Douglas Fetherling

Whose Eyes Speak

How my hands traced her body
is a surety of faintness but that is
not a summation of her being,
her tenderness begetting compassion,
or her mindfulness so centred,
not forgetting her sharpness,
an intelligence beyond compare,
none of her can be divided nor
singularly worshipped, only
taken as whole, and yet she is a
beauty whose eyes speak into 
the depths of my aching soul.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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