2017 award winner
Dampening – Zora Patrick

Dampening – Zora Patrick

Dampening   Playing dead in the seeming shallows a man floats face down estranged from the crying children and bikini grandmas. He looks at seaweed through his snorkel mask, lacy fronds reaching up to hold him in their midst. Occasionally, he plunges his head into the water feet sticking up like a frog’s or straight...
Dampening - read by Zora Patrick

Dampening – read by Zora Patrick

Congratulations to Wellington High School student, Zora Patrick, winner of the 2017 International Institute of Modern Letters’ National Schools Poetry Competition. Hear Zora read her winning poem ‘Dampening’.