by Andrea Laws

a burial above fevered ground
the violet flowers would not stay;
inaccurate sized blanket bound
sheltering wooden casket, we pray

supernatural being of light
bring forth peace and loving on this life
take her to a different world gone
past our seeing this desolate lawn

indeterminable grey afar;
realizing in sunflower shades
moral compensation to a star
to strip away unwanted brigades

this, amongst others for stone display
those that have disappeared underground
where an area lies with no fray
no rules of life, liberty or sound

she is not gone amidst the dry leaves
she is not gone amidst the green trees
she was never here to fight or stay
she was always here to live and play


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Andrea Laws currently resides in Lawrence, KS. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2008, with a BA in English and a BA in Film Studies. Her work has appeared in three compiled books of poetry including: Whispers VII: A Collection of Short Works, Stars in Our Hearts, and International Who's Who in Poetry: 2012 Edition.

Last updated February 18, 2016