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Honorable mention -- poetry: 'A Simple Hunter'

Honorable mention Poetry Open category in Creative Writing Contest

Words all too often disappear

Like rivers in mist

Or the great mountain

Lost in the ferment

Of its own weather

And so it is


When the drums call my dance

The words I struggled long to keep

Are lost when the drummers

Tap the beat

Without words

I am just a simple hunter

Alone among the laughing women

Who do not understand

Tim Troll of Anchorage is an honorable mention winner in the Poetry Open category of the Creative Writing Contest.

Tim Troll

Tim Troll is Executive Director of the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the wildlife habitat, culture and history of the Bristol Bay region.