PoetryIssue 16 | October 2012

Bridge to Deer Isle

by Garrin Riggin

Within summer’s
darkened glade;
snaking earth’s
brittle edge.

Stand, above
green needle
maze: bones
of the sentry.

Swaying mantis;
wire and steel
ribbon and breeze,
the piney black night.

Last test the pilgrim;
this tilted rock of
gold and blue and
white foam,

where everyone
who wakes,

About the author

Garrin Riggin, a former broadcast news reporter, currently works as an illustrator/fine artist. His poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Elimae and others.

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Two poems by Anne Babson
Vignette, Townhouse, 9 a.m. by Troy Cunio
Night Becomes Day Over the West by Megan Foley
Yukon River Aurora by D. B. Goman
Two Poems by David Havird
Cretan Love Letter by Emily Linstrom
Holland by Rick Mullin
Fear in Kenya by Kristina Pfleegor
The Lounge Lizard by Ed Shacklee
Two Poems by Sarah J. Sloat
Night Flight by Vicki Stannard
Koinonia Farms by Alina Stefanescu
Thessaloniki, Four a.m. by Anastasia Vassos
Imaginary Oceans by Jason Warren
Two Poems by F. J. Williams

Postcard prose

It’s Salty by Kelly Hill

Travel notes

Anchorage in the Great Land by Karen Benning
The Value of Small Money by Megan Hallinan
Screensaver by Sandra Larson
Thirty Cents by Tommy McAree
Gokarna by Kate McCahill
Going Places by Rachel Miller-Howard
Susanville CA: Notes From The Road by Susan Volchok