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Lee Nash lives in France and freelances as an editor and proofreader. Her poems have appeared in print and online journals in the UK, the US and France including Ambit, Angle, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Mezzo Cammin, Orbis, Poetry Salzburg Review, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, The French Literary Review, The Interpreter's House, The Lake and The World Haiku Review. You can find a selection of Lee’s poems on her website: leenashpoetry.com

 

 

 

 

The Page Turner

 

 

She seems like a minor inconvenience,
a child conceived for their lovers’ duet,
only fugue-daughter, her sole purpose
to flick a page at the nod of a head.
Did the same hands that fracture ordered keys
linger on her mother’s glossy belly?
Did she carry her with confident ease
as that miniature form began to swell?
Domestic rhythms, crescendos of will –
it seems like a natural progression.
Though it takes no extraordinary skill
to turn a page, a thankless profession,
it’s her I applaud as they take the floor:
no ordinary child could read that score.

 

 

©2017 Lee Nash

 

 

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'Payer le Café' in Sentinel Literary Quarterly

'Reflection on a Portrait' in The Ekphrastic Review

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