Archive for Sunday, May 1, 2005

Poet’s Showcase

May 1, 2005


By Connie Andes

I dreamed the Pope --
dead pontiff -- working crowds
in St. Peter's Square sun

then awakened late for breakfast
with five businessmen, dining
on my parents' porch that wasn't our porch

hesitantly, Peggy suggested
a makeover, but her best-friend-eyes
said you're too old for waist-length-hair

thus mother regained meaning
laundering her clothes
as I bit back instructions

and life's a mirage
spilled into dreams, while
every thing dies in its time.

Connie Andes lives in Lawrence. Poet's Showcase features work by area poets.
Submit your poetry via e-mail with a subject line of Poet's Showcase to or send typewritten (not handwritten) submissions to Mindie Paget, 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044, attn`: Poet's Showcase.

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