After nearly a month of battle, Vic Nogay walks away with a $20 cash prize and a showcase of her poem, “Black is.” Please follow and congratulate this talented author on winning THE CURSE OF THE BAD POEM!
By Vic Nogay
They say, “Black is a demon stealing your colors,”
but black is all colors at once, and I
am the shepherd of shadows.
Salivating at the speedball in my pocket,
I cut it, roll it around, listen to it purr.
A dark strike to the middle of us
and I see stars.
Vic Nogay writes to explore her traumas, misremembrances, and Ohio, where she is from. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Versification, Anti-Heroin Chic, (mac)ro(mic), Ellipsis, and other journals. Twitter: @vicnogay. Read: linktr.ee/vicnogay.