Private: Surgery poetry winner announced

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.