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(7/19, 1998)
First Place 


   summer moon -
   dangling on her sleeve
   a silver button
                     Harold


Second Place 


   the patient's wife-
   replacing his pajama buttons
   with Velcro
                Joann


Third Place 


   she pays
   for invisible cake -
   with a button
                  Hugh Waterhouse



BELOW THIRD PLACE 


   hotel bedside
   he sews
   the white button
                    -willard


      beneath the dryer
      that missing button
      moving day
                  Gary Warner


         orange specks
         on the sunflower's button
         fluttering monarch
                             tishang


               young wife -
                saving buttons from
                  his old shirts
                                  hilary tann


                      love worn teddy bear
                      it's lone button eye
                      still shines
                                    soji


   grandmother's buttons --
   her face
   comes back to me
                      roberta beary


      after last night
      sitting near the phone
      twisting shirt buttons
                              Hazel


         childhood Teddy bear --
         a tuft of frayed yarn
         where his button eye was
                                   Donald McLeod


             mushroom buttons
             from the forest floor -
             a sizzling t-bone
                                bill lerz


                love begotten night
                your arms everywhere
                my shirt won't button
                                      emile molhuysen


   once again
   dressing for dinner --
   so many buttons
                   jen


     clearing the drawer:
     under Dad's photograph
     his Navy buttons
                       Paul Blake


        jumble of buttons
        in grandma's sewing box -
        not a one plastic
                           Ferris


            pearl buttons
            a rainbow in freshwater
            wearing them

       copyright 7/13/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek


                northwind blowing
                buttoning scarecrow's coat
                so carefully
                               Tom Williams


                   farmyard estate sale:
                   bidding on a cocoa tin
                   chock full of buttons
                                           Charles Trumbull


   one button eye
   and flattened fur-
   my son's old bear
                     Sue


     in a hurry
     he fumbles with
     his button fly jeans
                            Betty


          mockingbirds fighting
          a cat crouches in bachelor's buttons
          Which one will win?
                                 R. Marie Stutts, Edd

                                                       

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