Fresh: Women in the 16th Century by Nancy Iannucci

Women of the 16th Century

As they watched,
A course braid rings her neck
like a string of pearls.
A board releases below

D
R
O
P

Weight let go

Head in place
An ashen face

A curtain caught in a current
Sways-
Side to side

Listen…

A creaky whine
Speaks
through frictional
Wood and twine.


Nancy Iannucci is a historian who teaches history and lives poetry in Troy, NY. Her work has been published or is forthcoming inAmaryllis, Eunoia Review, Three Line Poetry, Fickle Muses, Red Wolf Journal, Rose Red Review, Faerie Magazine (FB photography), Three Drops from a Cauldron, Mirror Dance, and Yellow Chair Review. She is currently working on her first chapbook.

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