Because of a huge glitch with the anonymizer system, there were a number of problems with voting this time around. One major problem was that the poll disappeared while we were trying to fix the issue! So voting will have to take place again to determine the winner. I realize that the entries are now de-anonymized, but my hope is that people vote for the poem they voted for before. Sorry for the inconvenience. The poll will be open for 6 days. I'll keep the current contest ("Personal hell") open for another 6 days as well. Since the contest now runs every 3 weeks, this shouldn't mess things up very much. Also, this glitch shouldn't be an issue in the future because instead of moving the anonymized posts from one thread to another, I'll post a link to the entries in the voting thread. The entries for Contest #250 can be found here.