Congrats to all the winners!

My poem, The Ruins of Chaccoben came in 2nd place in the Friends of the Rancho San Diego Library Annual Poetry Contest. Congratulations to everyone who won! I've posted the poem below. If you like it and want to read more of my poetry, please visit my website

The Ruins of Chocchoben

Maya, a level above the sea,
we fall from the ship through your thick air,
winding our way over stones and bones
that won't stand for anything
except bats hiding in creeping trees,
waiting for night.

The sun crosses silently over your zenith,
from your pyramids,
fading the bright pigments of your myths,
its blazing eye seeing you more clearly
than the trowels and brushes
prying under the skin
of your former glory.