Micro-poetry contest winners
Theme – Identity
Number of lines – 1 to 6
– Jim Landwehr
To live with the running commentary in my head
of who I am not, or how I should do better,
focused on what has fallen to the cutting floor,
instead of the magnificently edited screenplay,
critically acclaimed by friends and loved ones
is a helluva way to go through this one glorious life.
Self to self
– Susan Carpenter Sims
I can do nothing
to keep you alive
bless the deathless in you.
– Mari Stewart
I define myself,
I am a constellation
of recovered parts.
Hide and Seek
– Beck Anson
The joy is not in the hiding,
it is in the being found.
– Neha Takwani
A hollow body I was, looking for acceptance outside,
knowing always of what I am inside,
I solved myself like a rubik’s cube,
until a voice within me screamed,