Nancy Scott


Listen to Audio Version read by Jill Khoury.

Tucked in a chest
of years waiting
for this ten-fingered loneliness.

A pelt beyond its rabbit life.
A piece
of peace.

There would be this day,
this search,
this skin,
this perfect fur.


Nancy Scott's over 650 essays and poems have appeared in magazines, literary journals, anthologies, newspapers, and as audio commentaries. She has published three chapbooks, and won First Prize in the 2009 International Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. Recent work appears in Breath and Shadow, Braille Forum, Disabilities Studies Quarterly, Philadelphia Stories, and Wordgathering.