Nancy K. Jentsch


Nana’s Mirror 

Looking into Nana’s mirror— 
silver hieroglyphed with years, 
as I am now—I touch 

the cracks, wounds etched 
by neglect and its echoes. 
My finger traces them, leaves 

gold behind—filling, 
mapping a yes to what 
can yet be holy. 




Nancy K. Jentsch’s poetry has appeared recently in Amethyst Review, Tiferet, Zingara Poetry Review and in numerous anthologies. In 2020, she received an Arts Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her chapbook, Authorized Visitors,was published in 2017 (Cherry Grove Collections).