October 28 – November 3, 2013: Dave Ludford and Catherine Simpson

Dave Ludford and Catherine Simpson

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Dave Ludford
dave.ludford@outlook.com

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Dave Ludford is a a poet and speculative fiction writer from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.

The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Dave Ludford and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Alone Again Or….

When you left
I felt the need
To carry on our conversation.
The subject matter
Was unimportant
The need to communicate
Overwhelmed me.


Catherine Simpson
catherinepsimpson@yahoo.com

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Catherine Simpson is a cellist who lives in Santa Barbara. She has been previously published in Big River Poetry Review, Right Hand Pointing, Spectrum, Step Away Magazine, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Poydras Review, and Splash of Red.

The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Catherine Simpson and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Coal Oil Point

Tonight the sky with its plummy texture
Is especially dear to me, and the small purple
Flowers shuddering in the sand.
Tonight the wind curls soft and salty against
My bare arms with that strange lively mourning.
You let me look at you and understand that
Nobody has ever had eyes like yours, fringed with
Red-gold lashes, and nobody will again.
I look up at the stars and pity them:
The more they burn the faster they die.
How I burn makes me live beyond myself.