regret
    Footnotes

    “regret,” Ensign, Mar. 1987, 65

    regret

    Third Place Winner

    my mind is an iron

    running over

    the same old board

    pressing out words

    like sleeves

    on a shirt

    struggling to get

    the lapels

    to lay flat

    carefully ironing

    out the wrinkles

    and sometimes

    pressing them in

    Painting by Minerva Teichert