Issue No. 5, Summer 2013

Nancy Davenport

After an extraordinarily
complicated week,

it is nice to

open a tiny door

to a world where I

am able to move the
furniture; change it

from Deco to Victorian
in an afternoon.

Put the people away
in a box if their

faces bother

The best thing
is the ability
to shut

the door
on this

shut the

at the
of the day.

Nancy Davenport was born, raised and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area; in her lifetime she has been a legal secretary, a yoga instructor, a barista, a hamburger-chef, and has worked at the Palo Alto Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Nancy chose to seriously pursue writing to start a new life after finding herself on full disability. Her poems have appeared in issues of The Burning Grape, The Mountain Gazette, Red Fez, Twisted Tungz, Danse Macabre, The Bicycle Review, FEARLESS, Full of Crow Poetry, Turbulence Poetry, Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts, and has most recently been accepted for publication by Shwibily Press and Ravenous Butterflies.