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Writer's Digest 90th Annual Competition Non-Rhyming Poetry First Place Winner: "won't you celebrate with me"

Congratulations to Nicole Adabunu, first place winner in the Non-Rhyming Poetry category of the 90th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Here's her winning poem, "won't you celebrate with me."

Congratulations to Nicole Adabunu, first place winner in the Non-Rhyming Poetry category of the 90th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Here's her winning poem, "won't you celebrate with me."

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[See the complete winner's list here]

won't you celebrate with me

after lucille clifton

i woke up today not wanting to die.

the floors have been mopped,

breakfast cooked. i shot myself

on a polaroid & let the sun bother

my skin until we smelled

like each other. i slit my

eyebrows in the mirror for the fuck

of it. used a banana as a microphone.

incredible. how stunning life becomes

when you suck at ending it.

floors mopped. breakfast cooked.

thank god for the little victories, thank god the only thing i hung today

was laundry.

Writer's Digest 90th Annual Competition Non-Rhyming Poetry First Place Winner: "won't you celebrate with me"
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