Synkroniciti is honored to award the prize for our “home” poetry contest to Charles Elliott’s striking “L.A. Neighbors.” In modern city life, how often do we make assumptions and draw conclusions about our neighbors? We are so close to one another and yet so alone. When we do cry out, those around us have no context to understand or respond to our cries. Elliott gives us an edgy and unflinching look into our own isolation and mortality.