tatoo

(9/5/99)

_________First Place__________


her tattoo
the only butterfly
this January day

Thom Williams
 ________Second Place________


baby at the breast
a tiny finger traces
her blue snake tattoo

Charles Trumbull


 _________Third Place_________
    

tiny tattooed dove
drawing all eyes
to her breast

Maleti (Mary Lee McClure)
_________Below Third Place________
the table cleared
we watch the hula dance
on Uncle's tattoo

Joann

white hairs gleam
above his tattooed numbers
black butterfly

Peggy

still feeling the pain
from Cupid's arrow
on my tattoo

Yu

footsteps -
dog's tail
beats a tattoo

Jaloe

the Autumn rainfall
plays a tattoo on the roof -
farewell to summer

Elaine Cleveland 

Oh well!
out of the parlor 
without the tattoo

Betty

looking for my wife
in the garden -
of tattoos

earl keener

  
her tongue
tracing a faded tattoo
- his body arched.

kathi

  
tattoo
on the dead man's arm
also faded

dennis h dutton

trying to dry off
from the gentle August rain;
rose tattoo

Joe Kirschner
  
a beam of sunlight
on her shoulder at once
the tattoo brightens

Max Verhart

  
determined 
tracing his tatto
from start to finish

Pam

  
Prison block tattoo-
on his shoulder
Slave of Satin.

Sue

  
full moon    
the cashier's tattoo
changes color

-willard

my son's own design
easier to accept - 
his first tattoo

emile molhuysen
  
rose blossoms
over a hickey, 
henna tattoo

copyright 8/26/1999 by Wendy C. Bialek


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