GREEN IS GREED AND GREED IS POWER by RUTH PORT (United Kingdom)
Green are the strands of the winner's laurel;
green is the step of his podium as he stares over the crowd;
DESTINY by TEREN LEE (Malaysia)
Can the pearl headlands,
with their striped cliff-side rock,
understand that their life is one that will end?
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB by TULA SINGER (Cuba)
The embassy called and approved our request to leave the country. So, we packed our clothes and a couple of other essentials, leaving the rest behind.
VENEER by KOBY CHEN (Canada)
When my mother and father had left for the West, they brought few things with them. They had clothes, books, and two plane tickets that they had purchased for a foolish sum.
CROOKED CREEKS by ELIJAH LIU (Singapore)
Water waits and wastes away in wilted states. It waxes and wanes in winter weather and slips away in the spring fever.
MY BEST FRIEND WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD by MAISAH EUZEBE (Dominica)
My best friend and I always talk about how we're going to change the world. We joke about taking over and making it in our own image.