Three Minutes of Fame

by Andrea Laws

an enemy of unknown bondage
straps its straps on thee
digging deeper and deeper in
skin wanting to be free

“play it again!” they yell
satisfying their thirst
bidding towards hell
but never leaving first

enemy’s hidden beauty
walls guilty filled
now at the hour of death
they yield

stretched on stony depths
represented by marks
society only approves by
uncommitted barks


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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