Teen Category - 3rd Place Winner

Congrats to Elizaveta Tchebaniouk for winning 3rd place in the 2016 Pandora's Collective Annual Poetry Contest.






Reminiscence on the Shore

Warm cigarettes holding frozen fingers
Swirls and spirals of smoke in the
shapes of the snow-angels
you made as a child
All your high school friends assemble on
the horizon – you
can’t look away
as the coveted football players
crash and burn with the west coast
waves
because love only and beauty
of the snow-capped mountains
are really worth
living for
Make the same old New Year’s Eve wish -
Take me as a rare orchid and keep me
in the terrarium of your heart
Take me as a rare orchid and pump me
through your bloodstream
I am all cold winter sun (the best kind of
sun) and the snowflakes falling leave a
frozen trail of blood and petals
in the air

Elizaveta Tchebaniouk