Winner of the July 2018 Poem of the Month Contest, Cynthia Ventresca

Every month from September 2017 - July 2018, Cosmographia partnered with NinaAlvarez.net to publish a "transcendent" poem, offering the winning poet a $50 prize. We've closed the contest until further notice. Please stay in touch for future contests.


Cynthia Ventresca is the winner of the NinaAlvarez.net Poem of the Month Contest, July 2018.












Visitation

by Cynthia Ventresca


I sit with you in silence


in this place of days spent, car window down so morning’s dribble freckles my hand on the wheel.


Were your knuckles growing fatter,


fingers stiffening, at fifty-one? It’s only their softness, a quietude, faded smell of dinner’s chopped onions lingering on skin I know now.


And although you left to lie


under a stone etched with my words, your voice still worries the wind. I am not orphaned. You have not gone.


-Cynthia Ventresca

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Cynthia Ventresca is the winner of the NinaAlvarez.net Poem of the Month Contest, July 2018.

Cynthia discovered her vocation at the age of seven, when she penned her first poem about her affection for a stuffed Koala bear. Her passion for poetry persists, with work published in various print and online journals. Cynthia is a lifelong resident of Wilmington, DE, where she still resides with her patient partner of many years, Micheal, and five adoring cats.


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