Slides (Interpreted by Nancy) by Nancy Kangas

My beautiful picture

I love you and let us keep the red and white striped towel
pretty much forever. Let us put it in the back seat of the Dodge Dart
with our future children where it will smell like melted crayons
and leave little dents on their sun-sleeping faces.

 
 
My beautiful picture

Yes to possible cowboys or race cars
To danger known especially in the toes

 
 
My beautiful picture

It’s a holiday
when the sun is on your head
and the men make a party
out of trouble

 
 

My beautiful picture

This is Queen School.
Have a seat.

 
 

My beautiful picture

Oh deer, you breathing beast.
Oh Dad, your yellow suit.

 
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.