Connie Wanek (1952 -- / Madison, Wisconsin)
Poems of Connie Wanek
|11.||The Coin Behind Your Ear||1/13/2003|
The Coin Behind Your Ear
Before you knew you owned it
it was gone, stolen, and you were a fool.
How you never felt it is the wonder,
heavy and thick,
lodged deep in your hair like a burr.
You still see the smile of the magician
as he turned the coin in his long fingers,
which had so disturbed your ear
with their caress. You watched him