Adult Category - 1st Place Winner







Human Fish Praying beside Poker Game

Ipeelee:
carved the head of a Char
in a natal push
emerging north from the neck hole
of the cloaked figure.

TV:
there’s an atomic explosion waiting to happen
at this table!

The Fish:
gulps the dry cold, cannot blink
his slime coat freezes almost instantly
in spite of this
the human is praying through him.

TV:
the left side of him is his betting side
three of clubs is the river card
A stone cold bluff!
Morgan will hand over more chips.

The Char:
causes the figure to make children that survive
win a bet with his neighbour
a cross over fish-man
flees from draught; a free fish.

TV:
Morgan with one foot out the door!
(moderate hysteria)
A dangerous and accomplished player
Poker lessons from a madman!

Ipeelee:
thought the fish guts will feed one dog
or maybe bring a seal,
leading to a warm receptive wife
carving, in serpentine stone.

~ Lisa Rawn, (Tete Jaune Cache BC)