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“The Sun Has To Rise (homage to Bukowski)” by Natalie– FitW Winner!

Congratulations, Natalie!

You are the next winner of the Fachucha is the Word: DPL Poetry Contest! This is Natalie’s second win. Way to go!

Natalie Lima

The sun has to rise (homage to Bukowski)

during my darkest nights
with the back pains
or heart pains
after losing
my job
or in another
drunken relapse
I felt an inner peace
I knew
the sun has to rise

so when it got pitch black
and honest
when the drinks
run out
with my money
and my dignity
I felt okay
I knew
the sun has to rise


Our last writing prompt was: “Your life story.” To view the next writing prompt selected by our recent winner, visit the contest page at: