Shawn Aveningo is an internationally published, multi-award-winning poet who founded the Verse on the Vine™ poetry show. She has authored five poetry books and has performed in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Sausalito, Sacramento and St. Louis. Her work has been published in over 50 anthologies, literary journals and e-zines, including Tincture Journal, Pirene’s Fountain, Nefarious … Continue reading Shawn Aveningo
by Shawn Aveningo It takes more than a chair to follow his path. Sharks, sunscreen and jellyfish the least of his concern, for he leaves no footprints in the sand. Instead, two ruts like those I imagine of slugs on steroids. With his comrades, beached whales, oil slicked birds, feathers now flightless, he tediously rolls … Continue reading Shane’s Beach
by Shawn Aveningo Syncopated shimmer of palm fronds. Murmur of breath’s vibrato rippling across moonlit glass. Monet swirling, his palette of lunar lily pads past. Celestial voyeurs peering through pinholes of light. We are stardust dancing under a cool blue moon.
by Shawn Aveningo Annie grew up back east, in one of those hundred year old ivy embossed stone houses that make the perfect backdrop for Christmas card photos at the season’s first snow. Did she know? Did anyone know the Bostonian tendrils snaking their way up the north façade of her childhood home harbored a … Continue reading Cancer Beetles