Rabbit and Rose

beaded rabbit


if it cannot be untied
it is not a knot
same you cannot be
in bad luck

either you are in luck
or you are not
bad things happen when
you are not in luck

now you can be in your knots
unlucky or not
no matter what
love tangles

but if it can be tied
in such a way so as to later
come together
if it ever comes apart

& not break & not bunch
& not need be cut
you are in luck
it is a knot

Martin Hinkel

contents of issue 7

Sweeping Away
Rain C. Gomez

Semper Fidelis
John D. Berry

To the White Woman Who Told Me,
Misty Shipman Ellingburg

Martin Hinkel

Kenzie Allen

washing dirt
Gary Gach

Linda Boyden

We circle the tipi one time
Juanita Padopony

Martin Hinkel Biography

Martin Hickel writes a lot of poems. He lives in Marin and works in San Francisco. He believes helping poets share their poetry is one of the best things a writer of poems can hope to do.