"What Do Mares Eat?"
Rob Dinsmoor

"One Star" Sharon Frame Gay
"La Tomatina" Robert Mangeot
"Hsi-Wei and the Good"
Robert Wexelblatt

Creative Non-Fiction
"The Acute and the Grave"
Scott Dominic Carpenter

"The Finn in Cochin"
Olga Pavlinov Olenich

"Lost and Found in Russia"
Judy S. Richardson

"The Ups and Downs"
Kelly Wylde

"Hitchhiker" Joe Albanese
"Goodbye to the Family Car"
Elliot Greiner

"The Mystery of the Stairs"
George Moore

"Chariot" Tamra Plotnick

joe albanese

Joe Albanese

I sit in a parked car,
a rolling stone in a movement ceased
I laughed, I coughed, I screamed
at what we really need in the lives we lease

Just shoes and the next road
I think I smoked what the homeless dream
A have in loss, it seems
a run away to some, to others a sip of tea

I’m tired for just a seed
A burning home is just a redesign
There’s a million miles of me
an out of time, a feelin’ fine

I couldn’t count the scars
To travel the world is to traverse your fears
I hitchhike through those seas:
a stormy when, a never be

My thumb out on the street
but no one answers that sotto plea
More coffee and some cream
So much to do, more than we see.

About the author:
Joe Albanese is a writer from South Jersey. Recently he graduated from Rowan University where he majored in Law and Justice. Hopefully that degree will not go to waste as moving forward Joe will focus on writing crime fiction while still writing poetry. His work can be found in 2017 issues of Burningword Literary Journal, Calliope, Kansas City Voices, Steel Toe Review, and other publications.

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