May 2010 Contest Winner: Impact

By on May 24, 2010 in Contest Winners

I park my car

In a circle
Of wind savaged trees.

Leap from their mothers.  One babe
Taps my door,
But I stay inside, in uteri.

I harbor my thoughts. They fold within.
Is a constant tiller.
I will—

Not ask him again.
No, not again.


The topic for May 2010 was “My Favorite Mistake.”


Mary Ellen Walsh has been writing poetry and prose since she was a teenager, and to date has written over 200 poems and 7 short stories. She likes to write mostly free form but also writes in other styles including Haiku and Haibun. She lives in Ocean County, New Jersey, and works as a secretary at a water treatment plant. She loves cats and owns three cats named Aiko, Susie and Gerlanda. Her favorite season is Fall, her favorite holiday is Halloween, and she loves the ocean.