McKinney 2016: Honorable Mention, Poetry

in Creative Writing/McKinney 2016 Winners/McKinney Contest/Poetry

Michael Miwa

Tearing Thunder to Thin Threads

Twirling throughout the tale,

the thunder tears the tones that take the

trains through terrain.

The tough trembling trains thrash the tracks.


Tearing the tones that take the

thorn-tearing trees,

the tough trembling trains thrash the tracks,

tuning to the terrible tones.


Thorn-tearing trees

tap the tiny thumbs,

tuning to the terrible tones

that trigger the tears.


Tapping the tiny thumbs,

they thwart the terrible tones

that trigger the tears,

tapering to thin threads.


They thwart the terrible tones

then turn to twiddling trinkets

that taper to thin threads

twirling throughout the tale.