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Poems and stories by Bruce Levine, Duane Anderson, Ivan de Monbrison, Ivanka Fear, Jane Ellen Glasser, John Grey, Nolo Segundo, Steve Slavin

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Founder’s Favourites

Issue 16—October 2021

Contributors

Bruce Levine

Blue Jays & Cardinals ................ 17

A Winter Chill ............................ 18

In Pursuit of Happiness .............. 19

Duane Anderson

Winter’s Face ............................. 3

Jane Ellen Glasser

I’d Rather Be .............................. 6

John Grey

The Man on the Ledge ............... 7

Ivan de Monbrison

The Harbor ................................. 14

Shadow Light .............................. 15

Ivanka Fear

Down .......................................... 20

Complete System Shutdown ....... 21

Nolo Segundo

An Old Poet’s Walk Through

An Old Graveyard ....................... 4

Quintessence of Dust ................. 5

Steve Slavin

The Agent .................................... 9

Founder’s Feedback

Bruce Levine

Blue Jays & Cardinals (p17) The sight of the bright

colors of these angelic creatures bring peace to my

mind. A Winter Chill (p18) The visuals made this a

favourite: a sunset igniting the light, and

constellations hovering like night-lights protecting

the children. In Pursuit of Happiness (p19) I was

drawn to the sentence “demons of the past can

devour the present” and “the past...wrapping itself

around future happiness”—so true.

Duane Anderson

Winter’s Face (p14) “Shattering teeth in the wind”

caught my attention.

Jane Ellen Glasser

I’d Rather Be (p6) I like options—choosing one’s

own perspective.

John Grey

The Man on the Ledge (p7) This poem tugged at

my heart strings as it speaks of the reality of mental

health and all the things people are going through. I

love open endings, too.

Ivan de Monbrison

The Harbor (p14) I love the sounds in this piece.

Shadow Light (p5) Oh, the flashbacks of bedroom

shadows flood my mind.

Ivanka Fear

Down (p20) This describes the feeling of the

pandemic perfectly: feet slipping from under you

and slamming you on your butt. Complete System

Shutdown (p21) Once I read the first three lines, I

knew it would hold a place as a favourite.

Nolo Segundo

An Old Poet’s Walk Though an Old Graveyard

(p14) This changed my mind about graveyards—not

scary at all. The old man is so respectful and full of

wonder. And I love memories being described as a

living library. Quintessence of Dust (p5) We are

living, dancing, laughing dust...awesome!

Steve Slavin

The Agent (p9) Being stunned at unexpected

reactions hit home with me.

Founder’s Favourites | December 2021—Issue 17 | 2

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