This month’s MOTM Competition was a hard-fought contest with nine superb entries using the keywords BELT and BRACE. The electronic voting process added to the excitement by keeping us in suspense with its state-of-the-art calculation algorithms. When the bytes settled, it churned out the results. In first place was Elizabeth Hannon. Oh no! In first place was also Jutta Rosen! It was a draw! The victorious poets declined the offer of a play-off, generously agreeing to accept the lesser title of Mug of the Fortnight! When it was mooted that we should have another Mug of the Month Competition on 16 December, the winners protested fiercely at this threat to their newly acquired elevated status.