Connie Wanek

(1952 -- / Madison, Wisconsin)

Connie Wanek Poems

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



Butter, like love,
seems common enough
yet has so many imitators.
I held a brick of it, heavy and cool,
and glimpsed what seemed like skin
beneath a corner of its wrap;
the decolletage revealed
a most attractive fat!

And most refined.
Not milk, not cream,
not even creme de la creme.
It was a delicacy which assured me
that bliss follows agitation,
that even pasture daisies
through the alchemy of four stomachs
may grace a king's table.

We have a yellow bowl near the toaster
where summer's butter grows ...

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