We've just launched the Fresh Air Short Poem Contest . Please send us your short poem---no more than 50 words, please---with the theme The First Time . It can be any "first time"... first trip, first love, first day of school/work/new adventure, first fight, first performance, and so forth. It can be revelatory or mundane. You decide. You've got until Sunday, April 22 to send in your poems to firstname.lastname@example.org . Put "The First Time" in the subject line. We'll read the five winning poems on our Sunday, April 29 show and hand out some nifty poetry books as prizes. Good luck!