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Paul B. Roth
Michelle Bailat-Jones
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Running Cub
Sanjeev Sethi

Alex Ferde
Deji W. Adesoye
W. M. Rivera
Shantanu Siuli
Duane Locke

Jennifer Burd
Violeta Allmuca

Fred Wolven
Michael Lee Johnson

Aneek Chatterjee

Richard Gartee
John Grey

Ann Arbor Review

is an independent

International Journal & ezine

Copyright (c) 2018 Francis Ferde
All rights revert back to each poet.
--editor / Southeastern Florida

AAR history note:  in print 1967 - 1980.  Irregular publications 1980 - 2004.  As ezine 2004 - present. Most of 47 years all together....


Francis Ferde
Silver Grey Fox
Running Cub
Fred Wolven

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We arrive at our first kiss
with scars that weigh against
our longings.

Lovers past, some forgotten,
raised welts on our hearts
leaving invisible marks.

Memories of past failures
pale in the bright spark
that leaps the gap
as lips approach,
before they touch.

Electric anticipation
cauterizes bygone wounds.
Hope becomes all.

Reason, logic, are swept absent
as pulse hastens
and blood surges.

New love hovers
a breath away,
the air between us

A shooting star
suspended in space
waits to fall.


The sun does not leave
its seat in heaven
yet daylight comes in morning
and departs at night

The river does not flow
inland from the ocean
but empties into the sea

The world moves
the mind creates thoughts
consciousness does not
have to go to them
to notice them float by
like bubbles on a passing stream

Richard Gartee, Gainesville, Florida

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