In support of Abilene Writers Guild I wrote a poem for the Members Only contest in February. I heartily recommend to all you writers and would-be writers out there you join AWG. Even for distance members, the benefits are well worth $25 a year.
I was fortunate enough to win first place (which pays for most of a year's dues.) I may publish it sometime, but it doesn't fit anything I'm contemplating publishing any time soon, so I decided to just share it here.
The hollow muscular organ pumping blood Courage, enthusiasm The center, thoughts, emotions Two curves over a V, red With clubs, spades, diamonds Poured out, empathy, compassion Cabbage, artichoke center After mine, sharing my passions or close Broken with sadness Made of gold, Placed right, Made of stone Having desire, being desire Taken to, with all one’s Hardened — Honesty, decency, passion glacial, callous At my core, my core shows through.