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Gabriel Griffin, Italy

2nd prize: Open Poetry
Poems on the Move & Poems on the Buses Exhibitions

I didn’t know but
read somewhere
that swifts hunting
sky’s oceans

catch not only all winged
insects – and, bless them,
mosquitoes – but also hosts
of spiders engaged

in sailing the airways
on silken threads, their
frail crafts blown
by vagrant winds

and no return to Ithaca.