Slides (Interpreted by Nancy) by Nancy Kangas

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In sun
On cement
You can sleep

 

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In California, everything
seems possible until slowly
you see there is no California
 
 
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There are sandwiches in the car
But for now: the boy, harnessed
the girl, wrapped
and the misnamed Pacific
 
 
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My older brother wants what he wants. He puts dibs on the gumdrops.
My younger brother sees a chocolate cat. A chocolate cat!
I want to make the rules. I want the microphone. I want this kingdom
to be inhabited by a citizenry that understands decency.
 
 
Nancy Kangas lives in Columbus, Ohio. Her poetry has been published in print and online, and for over a decade she edited Nancy’s Magazine. She writes and draws for Muse magazine, and often teaches poetry in residencies sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council. Nancy works as a cut-flower grower, florist and public librarian.