1st Place-Maria CampbellSmith


by Maria CampbellSmith


At this word

an infant breathes.

And here,

somebody dies.

In mid rhyme

two lovers dine,

but a bleeding victim



How narrow is

the world of one:

no forest for the trees.




script thoughts

the same as these.


Whether my hand

flips the signal,


to any cue or shout,

sphere keeps spinning,

people sinning,

birth and death

day in

day out.

Bio-Maria CampbellSmith is a teacher, a writer, a traveller: a daughter, a wife and a mom. Raised in a small town Ontario, she proudly calls Ottawa home.



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One Response to 1st Place-Maria CampbellSmith

  1. Bouncy X says:

    congrats to Maria!! 🙂

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