2 New Poems

6 May

by Nancy Scott

3:00 a.m.

 In this hour, you could:

murder someone,

sing opera,

walk naked into class,

hear what your dead sound like,

lose your mind,

find love,

eat tomorrow’s leftovers,

write poems.



I’m bored.

I want a grown-up to come play with me;

a cool grown-up who can think up good games.

I don’t want to read,

don’t want to watch TV,

have already gone for a walk.


In real life,

I am a cool grown-up

and I think up almost all the games,

good or not.

But I don’t want to today.

So there!


Nancy Scott’s over 700 essays and poems have appeared in magazines, literary journals, anthologies, newspapers, and as audio commentaries. She has a new chapbook, The Almost Abecedarian (on Amazon), and won First Prize in the 2009 International Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. Recent work appears in Braille Forum, Disabilities Studies Quarterly, Philadelphia Stories, Pentimento and Wordgathering.  (*Note from the editor: …and Nancy is one of our longest-standing and favorite contributors to Vision Through Words!)


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