beaded trout

windfall

apples __ YES...
the cherry_yellow pie kind
striped sweet & crisp
find the ground & rot

I've always lived near trees

but yesterday I heard a thump
& found a different gift
pounding out life -- a quail
my window had clearly killed

I worry about finding things
friends -- money -- love
but this bird -- her breast
still warm -- game me to understand
waste is not loss -- nor wealth gain

no dumpster

an oven deserved
her soft remains
which I plucked
& baked with rice...

Martin Hinkel


contents of issue 3

Blessing For the Meal
Indira Allegra

Gracias, Sabás
Brandon Cesmat

Red Door on Mott Street
Stephania JT Russell

Preserves
Howard Miller

windfall
Martin Hinkel

Cooking Stories
Linda Boyden

Table Leavings
Rain Prud'homme_Cranford Gomez

Kabubu Bread
Luke Warm Water

Into The Cauldron of Iron
Lorraine Cathey


Martin Hinkel Biography

martin hickel grew up in marin __ works in san francisco & writes poems wherever & whenever the urge demands. he also puts on readings (sunset poetry by the bay & marin poetry festival) & loves to perform __-- like any trained seal...


Permission to publish poems in this one context was granted by the authors, who unless otherwise specified, hold copyright on these works.