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And the Winner of the First Ever “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . .

photo by Bridget Wadden

Lee Parpart’s poem “Hello goodbye“!


 

Sarah Tsiang and the Arc Poetry Magazine Board also selected three runners-up:

      • “Last words” by Pamela Porter
      • “Spring Equinox” by Kirsteen MacLeod
      • “One of Fifty Creosote Legends” by Amanda Earl

 


 

Hello goodbye
by Lee Parpart

Your dad and I both love
you.

We love you the way a
king

crab loves the little
moan

that escapes a person’s
lips

as butter
drips

along their
chin.

If small
teeth

ever sink
into

your own
flesh

you will
know

how and why to
abandon

yourself to
another.

 


 

You still have time to enter Arc’s May Award of Awesomeness!