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Ekphrastic Poetry Contest

Molly Savino

1st Place

Penguins

Sitting in a silver world,
leaning on each other.
Fluffed up and round against the cold
Like tiny, shiny penguins.

Handles like flippers, spouts like beaks
each one needed for the group to live.
Cute and pleasing to the eye,
Like tiny, shiny penguins.

But unlike penguins, they are chrome
with handles, spouts, and empty middles.
In a museum , not ice and snow
just tiny, shiny teapots.