Mixed Couple

I like when we hold hands
You knit your fingers through mine
We are a rope, taut
They hiss as we walk by
It only tightens our knot

© 2014, Emily Abedon

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Five (5) Contest Shortlist Poems

We’ll run all shortlist poems–then announce the contest winner . . . Stay tuned!

UPDATE (3 July 2014)

The shortlisted works, in the order they appeared:

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Thanks to all who participated! You made this decision difficult—our inbox overflowed with fives. Too, too many superlative fives. We’re now thinking in fives.

Here, at last, our decisions. We are proud to announce: 10 poets of Five (5). In alphabetical order . . . the shortlist.

Emily Abedon,“Mixed Couple
Judy Bertelsen, “Interval
Peg Duthie, “Five-Finger Frustration
J.C. Elkin, Untitled
Stephanie King, “Tattoo
Meg Eden Kuyatt, Untitled
Barbara LaMorticella, Untitled
Corey Mesler, “5 a.m.
Ashley Odom, “Not-So-Lucky Bird
Brad Rose, “Signs of Reincarnation at Le Parker Meridien Hotel, NY, NY (a Found Poem)