Poem of the Year, Poetry

Lake As Meditation

Below the spoken world, In scales and brilliance The blade-like fish Shimmer In the water’s sky. I look down At the relaxed voice Of the lake Holding morning’s light Then again holding change. The sunrise as lamp And shadows from birds Damp in the ripples…

Poem of the Year, Poetry, Special

Prison

How often do I forget that I’m in prison,Bound and in chains,By a devouring monster,That eats up anything good it sees. The monster hates change,The monster doesn’t reason.All the monster wants is what it visions. How often do I forget that I’m in prison,That I’m…