Sacred Shorts Writing Contest Winner
Congratulations to the winner of our Sacred Shorts Writing Contest, June Blumenson! Announced last night at The Hero's Sacred Journey, here's her winning poem, which will be on display at the MIA until the Sacred Exhibition closes.
Dogs of War
War is a failure of the imagination—Adrienne Rich
Who will come to honor the warriors when they are fully steeped in darkness?
Who will tear apart the earth to reveal their names on bracelets
of war? Dog-tags:
pieces of steel
that over simplify
a life. Tags:
the price to pay;
a short phrase
attached to a
the end of something;
a variation in the last
section of a song;
Who will go inside
the heart of monuments
to carve out the
wounds of war? Tag: to stamp
as a work of art for auction; to mark: as in the images
we take with us as we walk away. Tag: what later we wish we’d said.
June Blumenson’s work has appeared in various books and journals including: Adana Literary Journal, Boston Literary Magazine, The French Literary Review, Intimate Landscapes, The Edge, Times They Were A-Changing, and Nimrod International Journal as a finalist for the 2012 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.