The theme of the contest this year was inferno and/or paradiso.
Here are the opening lines of "Separado"--which means "separated" or "estranged" in Spanish:
On my tongue
In my tongue
All the way through
My salt pork tongue
Yes, he chose "inferno" as his focus, and it is one with one foot in the gospel of Luke and the other in the science fictional realm that he works through his theme.
Second place went to "Sky Vendor" by Holly Dworken Cooley, which opens thusly:
as if in a trance
she walks around the village
carrying the sun and the moon
slung at either hip like babies
for sale she says
The three honorable mention placements went to Karen A. Romanko's "Atlantis," C.K. Deatherage's "Black Hole," and Jenny Schwartz's "Paradise."
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