beaded trout


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

Howard Miller

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.