#IndiePoetryPlease Contest Winner: Ashe Kaye

Please join me in congratulating this week's #IndiePoetryPlease Contest Winner: Ashe Kaye (@afkayewrites), and their winning entry – When the House Creaks  🏆

When the House Creaks

I am Forget Me Not's and
"honey, suckle
on these hips" like your tongue could carve
a home in my womb if I am

I love the way you turn me
inside out, but hate the way
you leave in the morning.

I am a blurry reflection,
wiping steam from the medicine cabinet mirror,
asking myself
"what do you see when you
are looking back at me?"
The walls are heavy with
I forgot to have with you.

I buried them under the paint at the
only place we ever called home,
And when I'm scrubbing,
loving your touch from my skin,
I ignore the blood dripping from
the ceiling.

Home was just a dream until you came along.

See the full poem and more from Ashe on their page: @afkayewrites

Congratulations, Ashe, your prizes (below) are on their way!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered. ❤ We’ll have another contest here on the blog for you shortly!


  • The winner will receive a guidebook from the Alliance of Independent Authors: *Creative Self-Publishing*, a comprehensive guide to book publishing for authors and poets.
  • We will feature the winning poem to my 25k+ Instagram followers and on my blog and poetry newsletter.
  • You'll also receive a small gift poetry book from me.