- 2018 Spring Contest Winner: 1st Place, Theme–Borders and Boundaries
by Charlotte Abernathy
Miles beyond midnight, beyond another state line,
past service station signs glaring from high pylons,
beyond remnants of a weary town, one last overhead
reading light clicks off. In the dark, drowsy voices
merge with the droning motor, the roaring tires.
Cold window glass rumbles hard against my forehead
as I watch moonlit hills rise and fall like ...
- 2018 Spring Contest Winner: 2nd Place, Theme–Borders and Boundaries
Muggins Discovers His New Boundaries
by Dave Harvey
Full of years when we moved here,
he took to the back yard
like an old soldier,
patrolled his post,
lolled in the summer sun
(working on his kitty-tan).
Then a foreign cat came in,
about foreign cats,
launched a silent assault,
charged at that strange cat,
which turned and ran—
knowing he was on alien land.
In a ...
- 2018 Spring Contest Winner: 3rd Place, Theme–Borders and Boundaries
Something There Is
by Kim Hamilton
They plead latitude
hand the map of scars
folded in your lap
the green skin
was a prayer
you made with your feet
and stayed there.
I was drawn to the category, Borders and Boundaries, because it is a subject that I ponder often and I ...