1st Place (Child) - Oct 2011







My Twin Brothers

sensitive
full and content
droopy eyes
velvet skin
tiny toes
fidgeting fingers

burp, prump, cry, gassy
always hungry

I wonder what they're thinking
As soft velvety skin touched my cheek.
In my head I say

"You're strong little men."

wave goodbye
homeward bound
warm, excited
relieved
safe now
welcome home
goodbye hospital

~ Piper Warhurst