2019 4th Annual H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest Winners

First Place:

ultrasound gel
as she circles the probe
I read her face

— Madhuri Pillai

Second Place:

everyone’s standards
go lower

— Elizabeth Crocket

Third Place:

shriveled flesh
the impermanence
of bath bubbles

— Kelly Sauvage Angel

Read all 2019 honorable mentions and judges’ comments (PDF)