Winning Poem in the Shahid Ali Ghazal Contest

Margo Berdeshevsky GHAZAL: HEAR ME      The handprints in ancient cave art were left by women —National Geographic If the new animal voice cries for my empty bed, hear me. If a wide red wing climbing my cotton gown stills me, unwed—hear me. If wars in blued tongues of the night-scarved crows admit what our mothers pretend to…