J Campbell, “a very nice young man from Nashville, Tennessee,” has won the first-ever Surgery of Modern Warfare* Poetry Contest. An excerpt from my favorite poem of three:
The Neighbor’s Corvette
Already she has streaked white enamel
spray paint over the arterial red
of his hood, tracking the ground effects
to their conclusion on the rear fender
where she draws a snowflake, the words
“GO TO HELL” and three exclamations….
* Surgery is edited by Amy Fusselman.