Connie Wanek

(1952 -- / Madison, Wisconsin)

Connie Wanek Poems

1. Butter. 1/1/2004
2. After Us 1/13/2003
3. Daisies 1/13/2003
4. Coloring Book 1/1/2004
5. The Coin Behind Your Ear 1/13/2003
6. Jump Rope 1/13/2003
7. Hartley Field 3/22/2012
8. Monopoly 3/22/2012
9. Lipstick 3/22/2012
10. Radiator 3/22/2012
11. Amaryllis 3/22/2012

Jump Rope

There is menace
in its relentless course, round and round,
describing an ellipsoid,
an airy prison in which a young girl
is incarcerated.

Whom will she marry? Whom will she love?
The rope, like a snake,
has the gift of divination,

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