Mini 2-Day Contest Winner!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the Mini 2-Day Poem Contest that we played on Saturday!

Laura Hebert is our winner, for “the prospect of healing,” written using the words “furuncle,” “hinky,” and “foundling.” You can read Laura’s poem below.

Congrats to Laura and thank you to everyone who participated! We hope you had fun, and that you feel proud of the poems you wrote using some of our favourite words from previous 2-Day Contests.

And if you missed the game, don’t fret! The next practice round is taking place this Saturday, March 16 from 12-6, and the real fun begins April 19-21, with the 2-Day Poem Contest itself. There’s still time to register right here!


the prospect of healing

one evening in February he breaks my heart.

in a third session over Zoom, she simplifies it
to attachment. I am learning that my gut is hinky

and my memory askew. this circling, a daily excoriation
of my own skin, making larger this
ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ the abscess, the furuncle
the ragged scar.

this afternoon I try to see myself as a foundling:
though aphantasic and faint, imagine a homecoming

something gentle                frail in my open hands.

tonight I will sleep alone again. I will listen for coyotes
and the quick softness of my own breath. I will dream
of chamomile and a coming spring.