Slides (Interpreted by Nancy) by Nancy Kangas

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 I found dried marinara
on the sauce pan you washed. Now there’s that
to deal with.
 
 
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There’s really nothing to be scared of.
 
 
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You can be a person who does not wink
And a person who likes to be winked at

 

 
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It’s so tempting to talk
Like you’re from North Carolina
 
 

 
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You will never stop loving
this shirt
And very few people should wear
bandanas

 

Nancy Kangas lives in Columbus, Ohio. Her poetry has been published in print and online publications including Cap City Poets and Exquisite Corpse. She writes and draws for Muse magazine, and often teaches poetry in residencies sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council. In addition to being a writer, she is also a flower grower, florist, and public librarian.