I was browsing through the Writer Magazine links, and I found Blue Mountain Arts, Inc., a greeting card company. Blue Mountain Arts held a poetry contest; the 3rd place winner’s entry is pretty good (aside from the bulky title and use of hyphens).
The poem is short (just a few lines), it paints a picture of one place in time and the author uses descriptive words with unlikely nouns – a love of mine (when it works well).
“disheartening epilogue to cold days”
by Tessa Zeng
she’s hanging up the sheets outside, little kid shorts
shirts and elusive socks
long underwear from a long winter
wearing nothing but a blue dress
a wisteria-covered lawn
well, she’s barely
from a piled up basket of laundry
short memories, a shorter romance, and