The Day After – Nancy Iannucci


A tremor & a shift,

Kerouac’s Desolation Pops dropped

to my feet by the jolt.


Black tea dyed crescents on the envelope,

tsunamis rushed ashore. My heart

raced & read, reread & raced through


your words with a flux capacitor.

Your letter came today, but

we gathered yesterday


by the flowers during

your calling hours. I thought

you never responded.


contributors_photo_nancy_iannucciNancy Iannucci is a historian who teaches history and lives poetry in Troy, NY. Her work is published/forthcoming in numerous publications including Bop Dead City, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Star 82 Review (*82), Gargoyle, Amaryllis, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Nixes Mate Review, Poetry Breakfast, Rose Red Review, Three Drops from a Cauldron, Picaroon Poetry, and her poem “Howling” won one of Yellow Chair Review’s Rock the Chair Challenges.


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