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2005 Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award

First Place
Author: Francine Banwarth
child's wake
the weight
of rain
Second Place
Author: Jim Kacian
gunshot the length of the lake
Third Place
Author: Rick Tarquinio
a stick caught
on the lip of the dam
winter's end
Honorable Mention
Author: Francine Banwarth
summer stars...
the old violin goes
to the highest bidder
Honorable Mention
Author: Kirsty Karkow
winter drags on...
I squeeze the last drops
from a teabag
Honorable Mention
Author: Origa
distant thunder—
a titmouse gives one chirp
and falls silent
Honorable Mention
Author: Bill Pauly
Alzheimer's birthday
each slice of the cake
takes part of her name
Honorable Mention
Author: Marie Summers
March winds
a decade has passd
by your grave
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