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September 22, 2018

On a bright, cold 

morning,

a lone white

lily

survived the

cold frost,

her petals weeping

for loss.

Read more by robert kratzer in Issue 04 of the Lady Blue Literary Arts Journal.

November 13, 2017

About the Photographer

Fabio Sassi takes photos and makes acrylics using tiny objects and things that are hidden, discarded, or considered to have no worth by the mainstream. He lives and works in Bologna, Italy. See more of his work in his digital portfolio

See Fabio'...

October 20, 2017

“Nothing takes place in the world whose meaning is not that of some
maximum or minimum.” — Leonhard Euler


My best friend explains derivatives in a room where walls fold in
like graph paper. Numbers in his hands, functions propel him
forward on a finite plane. I cannot...

October 6, 2017

Dandelion wine and handmade soaps
are worthwhile. They’re a matter of life
and death. We need them now more than ever.
We’ve got to keep the madness at bay. We need
skills to stay out of Bedlam.


City life is sexy, and is not to be missed, but if you
like Johnny Cash, y...

October 4, 2017

I'm at the plot where they buried 

my old high school. Grass grows in patches,

a graveyard for condom wrappers, tattered baseballs,

and plastic liquor flasks. But today, a fruit tree

stands on the desolate ground with sprigs

of green leaves and a dense canopy

full of apricot...

July 15, 2017

Thompson Street with Lunchtime Parking (top) & A Big Toot in Washington Square (bottom).

About the Photographer

William C. Crawford is a writer and photographer living in Winston-Salem, NC. He was a combat photojournalist in Vietnam. He later enjoyed a long career in soc...

July 13, 2017

A chapbook is a small collection of poetry and/or stories that is generally no more than 40 pages. Often, chapbooks center on a specific theme. Although they can be professionally-bound, they are typically saddle-stitched (like a pamphlet or magazine) and formatted wit...

July 12, 2017

They fall to the floor one petal after another, never hesitating to embrace their everlasting death. Roses have an eternal beauty that their very essence tends to express. How can a being surrounded by a prison of spears grow so fearlessly? Lucky them though, because t...