Monday, March 3, 2008

Saturday, March 1, 2008

So that's it!

Congratulations to those who finished! I am not joining you in the winner's circle this year, sadly. Too many other desires and demands conspired to prevent my poetry. I have, however, completed a 24th poem this morning dedicated to my falling short, "failed."

Please submit your 29 poems to me for verification by link or by email (annakissmm at gmail dot com), and I will send you your winner's badge and printable certificate. Which means, I suppose, that I should run off and create those.

So glad, myself, that February is finally over. Cheers!


no matter the pressure applied,
nor the incentive entailed,
the wings do not open
the sail does not spread
and i am plunged
in free-fall,
sunk to my neck,
embedded deeply
in the cracked, barren earth
that having lacked,
perpetually after thirsts.