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Breath & Shadow

A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature

Winter 2013

Volume 10 Issue 1

 

  Breath & Shadow
Breath & Shadow

FLOWERS FOR LIBBY

By Nancy Scott


Glass is fragile and heavy,
but the colors caught forever
in paper that looks like silk
in a vase of cardboard
are fun to see
next to the TV
she no longer watches.

She can't read the birthday cards
that clutter and confuse.
But those two-dollar tulips never die,
miraculously given
each night
by a nurse or friend or  child
while she sleeps
and dreams of vanishing soil.

Nancy Scott's over-550 bylines have appeared in magazines, literary journals, anthologies and newspapers, and as audio commentaries. An essayist and poet, she has published three chapbooks. Recent work appears in Burnside Review, Contemporary Haibun Online, Thema, and Wordgathering. She won First Prize in the 2009 International Onkyo Braille Essay Contest.



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