- Marcy Rae Henry – start with looking
Marcy Rae Henry's poem glitters with awareness, gratitude, and release. Each stanza highlights a moment or image that is, in fact, a gift.
- Seth Josephson – In the Future
A short poignantly simple piece, Seth Josephson's "In the Future" imagines a distant future without humanity or civilization.
- Cyn Grace Sylvie – O, Cynthia
"O, Cynthia", Cyn Grace Sylvie's poem, is a sojourn through family, bloodlines, history, and myth, with the poet's own name as the catalyst.
- Christy Allen – Meditation
Christy's poem "Meditation" is a simple Zen-like offering, equating breathing with the tides, and also highlighting oneness and interconnection.
- Brandon James O’Neil – City Adhan
Hinged on the image of Muslim cab driver finding a moment of serenity in communion with God in the chaos of New York City, Brandon James O'Neil's "City Adhan" offers readers that same serenity.