Congratulations! @Seven Crowns you've won! @Wreybies will be a long to grant your medal. With that being said, you can check out @Seven Crowns's poem below: __________________________________________________________________________ dregs a battered chevy idling at the cenex station the boy tops its tank fumes, winterized diesel his back hunched against the polar erasure after a martyr's patience dashing inside to meet his father behind the fly-specked glass of the lobby a dozen ranchers, neighbors eskimoed in goose down coveralls greet him as Jerry’s Boy JB, do you fancy a cup? a quick nod of agreement he's earned the ritual among peers (finally!) his fingers thick and unfeeling still prickling with novocain cold the men's eyes upon him glistening like Sunday mass, he mimics his father but the taste is burnt popcorn or a cheap cigar wrapper (once sampled on a secret dare) he hurries to smother the stain of its flavor with powdered gem donuts his face brightening as the moment goes long all around him the men’s joyous laughter a jubilant choir wisdom is given: look before leaping except when you shouldn’t, flatter a pretty girl before she’s a woman, swath the back forty before the rains simplicity is holy, treat every man as if he's your brother, and (a firm hand on his shoulder pulling him among them) JB, never drink the dregs __________________________________________________________________________ Thanks again to everybody that entered! I'll see you guys in the next one!