Blue Jacket Girl

4 Jun

by Nancy Scott 

She lurks without a traceable name
in our telephone chatroom writers’ group.
The moderator teases her handle
but her not-girl, gravelly voice
says nothing beyond “Present.”
I want to help her bend our best and worst selves;
want to say I’m not brave.
In her novel approach, I would have to be “wacked”
or be the accomplice with the list
who reminds to fill the gas tank and pack rubber gloves.
It must be practice.
It must be fiction.
It must be murder.
Were she writing romance or memoir or poems,
she’d tell us who she is.


Nancy Scott, Easton, PA, is a blind essayist and poet.  Her over-500 bylines have appeared in magazines, literary journals, anthologies and newspapers, and as audio commentaries.  Her third chapbook, co-authored with artist Maryann Riker, is entitled “The Nature of Beyond.


One Response to “Blue Jacket Girl”

  1. visionthroughwords June 5, 2012 at 7:35 AM #

    I love Nancy’s imagination!

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