"I am elated," Means said after being notified of her victory. "I can't wait to go to the produce stand. The fruits and vegetables there are grown with such love. You can really taste the difference."
Second place went to Joe Veteran for his submission "Rocket's Red Glare," and third place went to Penny Lane for her submission "Independence."
MAC would like to thank everyone who submitted a poem to this year's contest.
Freedom by: Malana Means (Contributor)
Thinking so many freedoms
Bind us together
Rocket's Red Glare by: Joe Veteran
Neon colors burst
"Oohs" and "Ahhs" fill the night air
War is not pretty
Independence by: Penny Lane
Black Cats cracking loud
Smoke balls wafting blatantly
Crimes in the city