ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2017-2018 competition.
The skin ripples over my body like moon-wooed water,
rearing to escape me. Where could it find another
animal as naked as the one it hates to cover?...
Not, in the saying of you, are you
said. Baffled and like a root
stopped by a stone you turn back questioning...
Anyone who begins a sentence with, “In all honesty ... ”
is about to tell a lie. Anyone who says, “This is how I feel”
had better love form more than disclosure. Same for anyone...
In the small beauty of the forest
The wild deer bedding down—
That they are there!...
You squeezed its leash in your fist,
It followed where you led:
Tick, tock, tick, tock,...
When God at first made man,
Having a glass of blessings standing by,
“Let us,” said he, “pour on him all we can....
Accept my need and let me call you brother,
Slate blue oyster, wet sand crustacean,
In your hurrying to burrow, wait. Hover....
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