by Andrea Laws

shuffles the green
grinning at his reward as his
guilty client walks

nights turned sleep into
revealing a dawn of
unspoken formidable laws

justice provided a promotion
humbling a gesture to
money’s ice cream as

handshakes unravel chains
jingling child-widower tears as
unsolved bodies lay buried


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Andrea Laws currently resides in Lawrence, KS, writing technical documents for the Kansas University Endowment Association. 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. She continues to update her poetry blog at

Last updated February 18, 2016