A Kind of Hurricane Press Awards
I am pleased to announce that two of my poems were finalist for the A Kind of Hurricane Press Editor’s Choice Awards. My poem When to Tell Him That You Love Him received Honorable Mention. My thanks to Amy Huffman and April Salzano for the kindness.
Here is the revised version of the poem that placed, enjoy!
When to Tell Him That You Love HimWait until he is in the kitchen cleaning lunch dishes and you are walking away. Make sure the water runs heavy and loud. Mouth the words never daring to let the sound escape as he leaves the table to pour another cranberry vodka to keep you under. Sign it distinctly as he hunches over to check the air in the tires explaining for the 8th time how you can do this yourself. Etch it in the sky when he is looking downstream waiting for salmon to hook on his line so he can show you the dinner you make him throw back Store it away in an old shoebox, place it in the paper bag he brought oranges from Dansville in. The one that said “Don’t touch. Just hers.”