Slides (Interpreted by Nancy) by Nancy Kangas

I am going to stand on these stairs
For a very long time


When will we take off the pantyhose
get out of the hot sun
get off the packed earth
spit out the metal braces
and leave this particular Hilliard, Ohio


She calls meetings just to call meetings
She doesn’t even have an agenda


Everything you will ever love
will be ruined.
Not right away.
Not maybe on purpose.


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.