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  November 2015
volume 12 number 2
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  Sheikha A.
  M.I Akande
  Gwyndyn Alexander
  Prerna Bakshi
  Gary Beck
  Stefanie Bennett
  Deborah Edler Brown
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Terry Clark
  Robin Wyatt Dunn
  Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi
  Hedy Habra
  Dave Houston
  Trista Hurley-Waxali
  Robert S King
  Marie Lecrivain
  Emma Lee
  Ron Lucas
  Frank Mundo
  Scott Thomas Outlar
  Angel Uriel Perales
  James G Piatt
  Frank Praeger
  Hattie Quinn
  John D Robinson
  john saunders
  Apryl Skies
  Julia Stein
  Jonathan Taylor
  Amy Uyematsu
  J.T. Whitehead
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Apryl Skies
November 2015



photo by james barros

    Apryl Skies, an LA native, shares a birthday with Anaïs Nin, W.H. Auden and the emotive Nina Simone. She is an award-winning author of A Song Beneath Silence and Skye the Troll & Other Fairy Tales for Children. The latter, Skye the Troll, has been adapted to clay animation winning the 2010 Gold Pixie award by the American Pixel Academy.
    Skies is founder and editor of Edgar & Lenore's Publishing House of Sherman Oaks and with several titles hitting the number one best-sellers list for Amazon, she is currently building solid momentum in the publishing industry.   



did the ocean know you would dance constellations so soon?

             ~for Philomene Long

did the ocean know
oh, bohemian rose petal, Philomene
you would meet Orion
so soon,

that you and he
would dance the
cosmos starfire away

swimming in beds of
constellations and calliope
constructed of ether for you
over venice canals and new moon?

did the ocean know
oh, bohemian rose petal, you
the depth of your haunting
upon steps of these chambers

juxtapose heavy as wet quill
jasper and unakite
black tourmaline pirouettes?

did the ocean know my adoration
oh, bohemian rose petal, Philomene
decades before
i would read your words

eons before
weight and light of them
upon my sodalite voice
might cause familiar echo to
like a circle of ants climb my spine
eat me whole?

so much leveled to the ground
ferris wheel on the pier
crumbling into silent sea.

such a raven of
cacophony i wish to recite,
oh, bohemian rose petal, you
i shall wait for your reply
in cloud cover and marine layer

toe into water

copyright 2015 Apryl Skies