April 3, 2012

Nancy's Mysterious Letter

Dear Nancy,
I am also a Nancy,

separate from you.
But similar, a

shadow Nancy,
the kind of girl

that likes a little
violence, ambivalence

in heroes, villains.
Reluctant sidekicks.

I'm complicated,
Nancy. I'm you

without rules,
you if you had no

religion, scruples.
I'm 2am Nancy,

An empty fifth and
Ned in my bed.

Handgun under
the pillow. I'm

trust no one Nancy,
Nancy hard-boiled,

I'm the Nancy
between the lines.