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We have a tie! -FitW Winners!

Congratulations, Ryan & Michael!

We have a two-way tie! There is no real need to break it, so, BOTH of you are the next winners of the Fachucha is the Word: DPL Poetry Contest!

This also makes Ryan a two-time winner and puts him on a two-win winning streak. Wooohoo!

Without further ado:

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Ryan Lencki

Dock

As a kid I’d walk to the dock
drop gummy bears down to the fish
and wait for the fisherman.
Smile pass reality and wait,
I’d wait.
After a while it was too heavy,
the walk was long and reward little.
It wasn’t much just a walk past expectations and towards acceptance.
The fisherman never came but I used to wait.

 

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Michael M.

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I watched the white water assault the mossy rocks,
Jagged agendas hidden in millions of murky
Particles
And my adrenaline stalled my steps
Soaking up this summer
On its dying day
And I stood tall, a practiced pose of menace
And because it seemed to suit my stance
I slipped my hands into faded jean pockets
And felt the candy melting
Against palms too stubborn to read
And the signs said this trail
Held a great fire risk
This summer

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Our last writing prompt was: “Write a poem about a childhood experience, incorporate candy.” To view the next writing prompt, visit the contest page at: www.dapoetrylounge.com/fachucha